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• Grape variety Pinot Noir 50 % and Chardonnay 50 %
First pressing juices from key vineyards only with also « coeur de cuvée » pressing juices.
• Origin Pinot Noir from Côte des Bar and Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs.
• 2001 -2002 specificities Cold winter 2001, perfect sunny summer 2002 with a fresh period of 8 days before harvesting.
• Fermentation Alcoholic fermentation in stainless-steel vats followed by partial malolactic fermentation.
• Bottle ageing 7 to 8 years on lees and extra ageing of 6 to 9 months after dosage.
• Dosage +/- 8 g/l (liquor of old wines aged in large oak casks) - BRUT
Character Pale gold.
On the nose, honey, freshly baked bread and almonds followed by creamy notes and hints of citrus.
A very elegant nose. A lovely fresh mousse to start with a good minerality and long finish.
Key aromas: honey, freshly baked bread, almonds.
• Champagne & Sensations Achievement - Magnificient.
• Champagne & Circonstances One-to-one - Delicacy - Ball dinner - Celebration.
• Champagne & Food Scallops with truffles - Capon - Fugu - Rabbit saddle (Chefs René & Maxime Meilleur **Michelin) -
Duck foie gras half cooked marbré with smoked breast or Poached lobster with raw cepe and its sauce or
Langoustines in carpaccio and mi-cooked caviar (Chef Nicolas Sale *Michelin).
• Champagne & Music Debussy’s Sea.
A cold winter and a mild late spring cued for a perfect June allowing early and fast flowering. Outstanding weather conditions prevailed and the season went on without dramatic turns. Rains in August raised concerns regarding gray rot, but finally sunshine and dry conditions throughout September resulted in an abundant crop of largely healthy fruit (11,930 kg/ha). Dehydration due to wind further aided in achieving perfect ripeness and additional concentration. This, and the cool nights, helped in retaining fresh acidity and, despite the ripeness (10.3% potential alcohol), the wines did not suffer from heaviness or a lack of life. A near-perfect vintage, which produced balanced Champagnes consistently around the region. The best show an impeccable combination of freshness, power, structure and finesse. However, some have matured aromatically quicker than expected and are already past their peak. 2002 produced an abundance of spectacular champagnes, such as Dom Pérignon (the entire range), Krug Vintage and Clos du Mesnil, Piper-Heidsieck Rare, Louis Roederer Cristal and Cristal Rosé, Ruinart Dom Ruinart and Dom Ruinart Rosé, Salon Le Mesnil and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, to name a few.