No blending for this single-cru Champagne: Chardonnays only, coming from the vineyard plots of Les Barillers and Les Faucherets situated mid-slope in Vertus, facing south-east. One terroir only and one vintage only: 2007.
Vinification and maturation
The natural alcoholic fermentation (natural yeast) and the malolactic fermentation begin spontaneously in our casks, our wooden vats and our stainless-steel tanks. The wines are left on their natural lees for nearly a year and undergo gentle bâtonnages, but no filtering or fining. If the year merits it, this cuvée will be bottled in July without any blend with other years - it is a vintage - or other terroirs - it is a single vineyard.
Then the bottles are then taken down into the coolness of our cellars, where the second fermentation and the maturation 'on laths' quietly take place over a period of at least 4 years.
Each bottle is disgorged manually 6 months before being marketed. This wine is non dosé (no sugar added), in order to respect its purity from beginning to end.
The estate’s Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Nature Terre de Vertus features notes of chalkiness, lime peel and flowers that recall a great Sancerre. This medium-bodied Champagne reveals a focused personality, with notable energy and freshness to spare on the finish. I found it hard to move on to the next wine. In a word: awesome. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2017.
Parker, december 2008
Other tasting notes:
An ideal Champagne to begin a meal, its purity will provide a delicate accompaniment for oysters, its richness will even vie with a few slices of Pata Negra. You can drink it now or also keep it for several years.
2008 available in bottles at the Domain, you can make your reservation for 2013.
2007 available in magnums.