A champagne which is clear lemon-yellow in colour with light flashes of green, and a luxurious, vivacious effervescence. A touch of gourmandise on the nose with its aromas of pastry, preserved lemon, hazelnuts and almonds is complemented by more subtle notes of acacia blossom, mint and liquorice. The palate is fresh, textured and refined with hints of citrus and a mineral framework characteristic of the Grand Cru terroirs of the Côte des Blancs. The finish is saline, tangy and lightly lemony.
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The category represents the farmer & the artisan, fine bubbly that better reflects a sense of place & individuality, with an emphasis on viticulture so often overlooked by the mass-produced brands. A big, assured personality in Jean-Pierre Vazart, & one of a handful of producers bottling wines from the Grand Cru of Chouilly. They farm their Chardonnay like Burgundians, working with lower yields of quality fruit, & achieving organic certification in 2017. The real deal among the Grower Champagne category.
11-hectare vineyard in Chouilly.
Average age of the vineyard 45 years. Grand Cru classified village in the Côte des Blancs. Chalk subsoil in Bélemnite. Certified High Environmental Value & Sustainable. Viticulture 1st harvest certified Organic Viticulture in 2020. Vineyard work, including pruning and trellising, takes place over several months before the grape harvest. Alcoholic fermentation transforms the grape juice into wine by consuming the sugar and producing alcohol. The wine then undergoes clarification.
Each plot is vinified separately to highlight their unique expressions. Tasting and evaluation help determine the characteristics and potential of the wines. Blending is a speciality in Champagne, combining different crus, grape varieties, and years. Disgorging removes sediment and allows for dosage, determining the sweetness level. The wine is corked and sealed to complete the process.
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