Brut Extra Reserve
ORIGIN « Premier Cru » from Rilly-La-Montagne, in the « Montagne de Reims » in the « Appellation Champagne ». Average age of the vines : 40 years-old. Clayey-chalky soil with a limestone subsoil. High Environmental Quality and Sustainable Viticulture.Traditional Massal Selection.
WINEMAKING Harvest : September 2015. Blending : 40% Chardonnay associated with 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier. Bottled : April 2016. Ageing in our cellars: minimum of 5 years before disgorging .
TASTING NOTES To the Eye : Light and intense foam, shiny light gold colour, long-lasting and even bubbles. To the Nose: Bunch of linden and narcissus aromas that are discreet at the beginning, with then open little by little. On the Palate: Frank attack, well-structured by the Pinots, then ample and generous in the mouth with a long-lasting length and aromas of apricot and peach, toasted-bread, and with a slightly more liquorice and mineral finish.
FOOD PAIRING As an aperitif, or at the beginning of a meal, for example asparagus with Maltese sauce, artichoke and avocado tapenade, Saint-Pierre fish with sweet spices, custed fish, shellfishs, or creamed-chicken, Champagne rabbit, sweetbread terrine with celery, or differents kind of desserts such as pie. Best served chilled at 8°C.
DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS Well-balanced and harmonious, this « cuvée » is very easy to taste and goes well with any type of dish. Half bottles are also available.