Brut Millésime 2012

 

 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
Blending : 50% Chardonnay associated with 40%
Pinot Noir and 10% Meunier.
Bottled : April 2013.
Ageing in our cellars: minimum of 8 years before
disgorging .

TASTING NOTES
To the Eye : Light yellow colour with amber reflections.
To the Nose : Notes of ripe fruit, with apple aromas.
On the palate : Persistent mousse, complex and
harmonious mouth of toasted bread typical of mature champagnes, of honey and wild berries with a discreet finish.Very seductive vinous style.

FOOD PAIRING
Champagne of gastronomy, it is the perfect match for hot starters, shellfish, meats and fishes of unctuous textures or it can be enjoyed at the end of the day without any accompaniment so that its complexity can be savoured. Best served chilled at 10°C.

DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS
In 2012, despite an exceptional cold snap at the beginning of the year, the season ended with a nice warm spell. This favored a perfect ripening of the grapes, especially the Pinots. Still a nice balance between acidity and sugar, aromatic richness and persistence of ripe fruits and roasted almonds. Its 8 years of ageing explains the intensity of its evolved aromas, a complex whole for a successful aperitif… Combining structure and distinction.

As this is one of the oldest « cuvées », the presence of light crystals at the bottom of the bottle remains natural and safe.

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