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The cuvée Millésimée elegantly expresses the wealth of our terroir, revealing its maritime touch. It is an exceptional champagne, meant for tastings and fine gastronomy.
Blend: 50% Pinot noir Grand cru & 50% Chardonnay Grand cru
Aging: on lees 7 years
The nose conveys aromas of honey, mashed pear, quince and red fruits, combined with an intense saline minerality.
The suave taste is richly reminiscent of ripe and mature fruit. The tension and freshness of the vintage structure its evolution in the mouth. The finale is full and harmonious, denoting an exceptional champagne.
The 2005 vintage was a year of marked contrasts between seasons and regions. Following a fairly harsh winter, 2005 had a mild spring with relatively warm temperatures all year long. There was above average sunshine and a slight water deficit, as had been the case throughout the dry cycle of 2005/2004 and 2003. The heat and humidity in July produced larger grapes and bunches, rather unusually for the Champagne region, while the cooler weather in August, followed by a very sunny month of September, led to favourable ripening in spite of heavy parasite pressure. The harvest dates were “typical” of those of the decade: September 12th for Chardonnays and the following day for Pinots Noirs.