Blend 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. 2016 vintage. Terroir Vineyards around the villages of Hautvillers, Dizy and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.
The soil is made up of Clay and Limestone on belemnite quadrata chalk. This chalk variety radiates solar heat, maximizes drainage of excess water and retains humidity in summer. It stores the principal minerals that give the grapes their high ester content. Vines Average age: 27 years. 8,300 to 10,000 vines by hectare, pruned according to “Chablis” and “Cordon de Royat” methods. Harvest Grapes harvested by hand in September, transported in vented crates. Hydraulic presses of 4,000 kg.
VINIFICATION: This wine is vinified by parcel. It then undergoes static settling for 15 to 20 hours. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are carried through, as is tartaric stabilization in small-volume, temperature controlled tanks during 4 to 7 months following harvest. The wine is then aged on its lees for a minimum of 5 years. Volume 750 ml bottles. Alcohol content: 12,5% vol. Dosage: 8 g/l.
TASTING NOTES: Pale golden hue, fine mousse. Expressive nose of glazed or dried fruit, quince paste and honey. Ample palate evoking the nose, aromatic finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Shellfish - especially Lobster, Scallops & Oysters - Fish, Fried Poultry, Veggies, White Meats like Pork & Veal. Drink this wine with good friends, and a reason to celebrate!