100% Grand Cru and Premier Cru grapes
45% chardonnay, 50% pinot noir ( 10% pinot noir red wine added to the blend )
Dosage at least 9g/l
THE VINTAGE YEAR
The 2008 season began with a mild winter compounded by a fresh, dry autumn. A long rainy period then stretched out until June. Flowering took place mid-June for the three main champagne varietals. Good weather arrived just before the start of harvesting, speeding up ripening in the grapes without comprising the high acidity levels, which are a good indication of elegance and ageing potential. Exceptional freshness in the chardonnay and rare elegance in the pinot are the sure signs of an outstanding vintage.
- Attractive pale pink and orange-tinged in appearance, with a fine, persistent bead in the glass.
- Red fruit aromas dominate on the nose, offering predominantly strawberry notes and fresh butter. Together the bouquet reveals great freshness and exceptional minerality. Toasted notes delicately break away on the finish.
- Initially fresh and elegant on the palate, opening up to reveal complex flavours in the spectrum of red fruits.