NV Brut Grande Reserve Premier Cru
Tasting Note: An elegant Champagne with a bouquet of citrus blossom that precedes a delicate array of greengages and honey on the tongue.
Food Matching: A versatile champagne which is ideal for aperitif or for lighter first courses.
Vineyard: This cuvée is made with premier cru grapes mainly from the commune of Hautvillers (where the monk, Dom Pérignon pioneered the production of Champagne), but with some blending with premier crus in Cumières and Dizy.
Vinification: Exclusively from Premier Cru villages, this is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier. Around 30% of the wine is made from reserve wines, adding complexity and uniformity across vintages. It is aged for three years in the cellars on the lees to add roundness and yeast character. At disgorgement the wine is given a dosage 8g/l.
Awards and Press News: BRONZE MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 SILVER MEDAL, International Wine Challenge 2011