Whole-bunch pressed to limited pressure, and to give a low yield of 62% volume to weight. A natural cold settling takes place without the use of enzymes. Fermentation at a moderate temperature of 16-18 C in stainless steel using natural yeast. Malolactic fermentation is carried out.
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
Altitude: 5-65m ASL
Vineyard age: Between 8 and 22 years old
Exposure: South and southeast
Soil: Clay & Limestone, Flint & Loam
Dosage at disgorgement: 9 g/l
Bottle fermentation on the lees: 12 - 18 months
Tasting Notes: A light golden color with a fine, persistent mousse. Citrus fruit aromas with hints of melon and honey. Chardonnay dominance brings finesse, along with crisp freshness. The Pinots add depth and character leading to a beautifully balanced finish. Will age gracefully over time as the Chardonnay matures.
90 points, The Wine Advocate
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
90 points, Wine & Spirits