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Surface: 7 ha
Age of the vines: + 40 years
Production: 70,000 bottles, 2,500 Magnums, 250 Jeroboams
Terroir: 35% Ludes, 30% Elms, 25% Mareuil-le-port, 10% Trépail.
Blending: 35% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot noir, 35% Meunier, with 35% reserve wines each year.
Vinification: Slow fermentation in barrels and small vats, aging on lees, 24 to 36 months in cellar on slats.
Disgorgement: January / July / October
Availability: From January to May and from September to November.
Dosage: 7 g / L
Bettane et Desseauve: “The vintage that sets the tone for the estate, between greed and delicacy. The aromatic expression is of great definition, the foam caressing to finish unctuous on spicy notes. A subtle composition which incorporates all the aesthetic codes of the domain in a more immediate style. A perfectly executed entry level. ” 16/20
RVF: “The Brut Réserve has a burst of fruit and a remarkable finesse of bubble. A benchmark among champagne without year. A brut always impeccably sculpted by a body and a bubble drawn on the line. A lot of taste, with a high precision ”Favorite of the 16/20 guide
Antonio Galloni: “The NV Brut Réserve is fascinating to taste next to the December disgorgement. Five extra months on the cork yield a rich, resonant Champagne with tons of texturai richness. Bright floral and savory notes meld into an expansive core of fruit in this super-expressive Champagne. Dried apricot, wild flowers, chamomile, lemon confit and chalk all open up in the glass. Whereas the more recent disgorgement shows more Chardonnay character, Pinot is very much front and center here. ” 92pts
Le Point - Jacques Dupont: “Old vines. Flour, hot wheat, harvest, brioche nose, creamy, long, very ripe, tasty, balanced palate. ” 17/20