Produced in magnums only. This is one of only two all-Chardonnay Champagnes made from Ay vineyards.
Vibrant yellow-green hue, fine mousse. Delicate, fruity nose: citrus, pear, honey with a touch of oxidation. Lively palate with the finesse of Chardonnay, good balance and long finish. An aperitif Champagne for special occasions.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay.
Terroir: A unique blend made exclusively from white Chardonnay grapes grown around the village of Aÿ, an area dedicated to red grapes.
Soil: Clay and limestone on belemnitella 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.
Harvest: Grapes harvested by hand in September, transported in vented crates. Hydraulic presses of 4,000 kg.
Vinification: By parcel. Static settling 15 to 20 hours. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, tartaric stabilization in small-volume, temperature-controlled tanks during 3 to 4 months. Bottled 4 to 6 months after harvest. Aged on lees 8 years on average.
Volume: 1,500 ml magnums.
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
Dosage: 8 g/l.