VINES: Average age: 27 years. 8,300 to 10,000 vines by hectare, pruned according to “Chablis” and“Cordon de Royat” methods.
HARVEST: Grapes harvested by hand in September, transported in vented crates. Hydraulic presses of4,000 kg.
SOIL: Clay and limestone on belemnita quadrata chalk. This chalk variety stores and radiates solar heat, maximizes drainage of excess water and retains humidity in summer. It stores the principal minerals that give the grapes their high ester content.
TASTING NOTES: Pale golden hue, fine mousse. Expressive nose of glazed or dried fruit, quince paste and honey. Ample palate evoking the nose, aromatic finish.
Vinification: By parcel. Static settling 15-20 hr. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, tartaric stabilization. Bottled 4-6 months after harvest. Aged 5 years.
Terroir: Vineyards around the villages of Hautvillers, Dizy and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.
Soil: Clay and limestone on belemnita quadrata chalk.
Bottle size: 750 ml
Vintage: 2005 Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Age of vines: 27 years Alcohol (ABV): 12.5% Dosage: 8 g/l