Without added sugar, Zero (stands for zero dosage) is a frank fresh champagne that unveils all that the grapes and soil have to say. This Brut Nature is rare and remarkable in the balance of the three varieties benefiting from methods of cultivation which respect nature, and which are specially selected at perfect maturity.
Harvest: 2008 and reserve wines
Grapes: 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Meunier, 1/3 Pinot Noir
Terroirs: Chalk, Sparnacien (chalk mixed with clay), Sand and Limestone
Vinification: First fermentation in stainless
steel vats which are thermostatically controlled at each stage of fermentation.
Reserve wines aged in oak barrels
Bottling: May 2009
Disgorging: See date on rear label. Manual
Dosage: 0 g/L - Brut Nature (no dosage)
Also available in half-bottles or Magnums (1.5L).
On the eye: Golden with greenish hints, fine mousse.
Nose frank, fine and fresh showing scents of wax, honey, lemon and mandarin.
Mouth: Lively, long, and open with citrus freshness.
Food & wine: A natural champagne, sentimental and open, ideal for those romantic moments. It will be particularly appreciated as an aperitif, and with suchis and oysters.
Robert Parker : "generous, beautifully balanced - 93 pts"
Harpers Magazine : "fruit and terroir shine through"
Bettane & Desseauve Guide : 16.5 /20 Editor's Choice
Gault Millau Guide : "89 pts"
Gerhard Eichelmann : * * * *
Revue du Vin de France Guide : 15 / 20