is a magnificent food champagne, marked by the dominance of black grape
varieties, which give it complexity, power and maturity of taste.
Harvest: 2005 and reserve wines
Grapes: 58% Pinot Noir, 37% Pinot Meunier, 5% Chardonnay
Terroirs: Chalk, Sparnacien (chalk mixed with clay), Sand, Limestone and shells
Vinification: First fermentation in stainless
steel vats which are thermostatically controlled at each stage of fermentation.
Reserve wines aged in oak barrels.
Bottling: May 2006
Disgorging: See date on rear label. Manual
Dosage: 6 g/L
Also available in half-bottles, Magnums (1.5L), Jeroboams (3L),
Mathusalems (6L), Salmanazars (9L).
On the eye: Bright but warm yellow robe, mousse fine and intense.
Nose: Seductive bouquet of ripe fruits. Generous and powerful with aromas of mirabelle, grilled almond and warm apple.
Mouth: The mouth opens out in remarkable liveliness and length. Round and structured, with hints of honey cake and of caramel, this champagne pleases many a sommelier.
Food & wine: The perfect food champagne, for intimate dinners and epicurian meals. A feast when served with local snails.