Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier en 20% Chardonnay.
Dosage: 3g per liter.
Disgorged: September 2020.
A bright, fluid, pale yellow colour with flashes of brilliant yellowy green and alively stream of tiny bubbles that provides a persistent ring of mousse: everything to suggest a fresh and nuanced wine.
The first sensation on the nose is delicate and evocative:fruity notes of pear, peach, quince and lime plus slightly spicy hints of staranis mixed with acacia and honeysuckle,the whole accompanied by an invigorating waft of iodine. As the wine breathes, it reveals the more weighty aromas of fresh hazelnuts, bergamot oranges, blackberries, figs, wild strawberries and amarena cherries accentuated by traces of something more moist suggestive of celery leaves and Sichuan pepper.
On the palate the attack is clean and fresh with a soft, creamy effervescence. Nextcomes a velvety, chewy texture underpinned by the zest of citrus fruit and by the substance of otherfleshyfruits.The mid-palate is orchestrated around a clay and chalk minerality which intensifies the fruitiness,brings an almost palpable breadth and lends length and salinity to the finish. The dosage is carefully calibrated to bring out the perfect balance between the maturity of the wine and its remarkable menthol and peppery freshness. The silky finish caresses the back of the palate leaving a lingering and appetising sensation of chalkiness.