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La Matinale

Vintage 2003

 The summer of 2003 was particularly scorching. To preserve the acidity of the fruit, grapes were harvested at the crack of dawn, hence the name of this wine: La Matinale (= early). It has the freshness of the early morning. Non-dosed.

 

Harvest: August 2003

Grapes: 28% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 27% Pinot Meunier

Terroir: Marne Valley, chalk and limestone soil. Average age of vines: 45 years.

Vinification: Spontaneous (no yeast added) first fermentation in oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation.

Bottling: May 2004

Disgorging: Manual, from 2015 (see rear label for exact date).

Dosage: 0 g/L - Brut Nature

 

Appearance: Golden colour and very fine bubbles.

Nose: Deep and intense, La Matinale develops dried flowers and white fruits in syrup aromas.

Mouth: Straight and dynamic. 2003 was a wonderful complex year and the grapes were harvested after an incredible heatwave but on the morning. Yet, the finale surprises us by its freshness and sharpness.

Food & wine: Mature and precise champagne that will perfectly match japanese dishes such as a "Sea bream and salmon shirashi".

Références :
Revue du Vin de France Guide : 15,5 /20
     "It has everything we like in Brut Nature..."



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Bottle Champagne Cuvee La Matinale

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