A paean of respect for nature and
tradition, the Cuvee Louis draws you into its profoundly
truthful universe. Being cask fermented, it has a complex structure
and its unique bouquet allies power and richness, balance and generosity.
Harvest: 1999 (85%) + 1998-1997-1996 (15%)
Grapes: 50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir
Terroirs: Vineyard "Les Crayons" in Oeuilly (Marne valley). Chalk. 65-yrs old vines.
Vinification: Vinification in 4-wine oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation. Barrel fermentation with the lees regularly stirred back into the wine. Remains in barrels until May.
Bottling: May 2000
Disgorging: See date on rear label. Manual.
Dosage: 3 g/L - Extra-Brut
To the eye, golden yellow robe, deeper hints, finely crystalline mousse.
Nose: Generous and powerful, with woody, appetising hints (of dried fruit, vanilla, grilled).
Mouth: Superb, full, round and complex. Palate sweetly honeyed. A broad, mature and vinous wine, with good cellaring potential.
Food & Wine: An exceptional champagne for rare and special moments, for Haute Cuisine. The Cuvee Louis is the champagne par excellence to accompany your moments of contemplation.
Parker : "Elegant Champagne of the highest level - 93 pts "
Hugh Johnson : "Remarkable"
Tom Stevenson : "Rich and tasty"
Vintage Magazine :
"Champagne of connoisseurs for connoisseurs"
Harpers Magazine : "Superb"
Guide Hachette : 3-star
Gerhard Eichelmann : * * * *