This is a great discovery, made by Champenois
couple Olivier Collard and Caroline Picard. This is predominantely grand cru
Chardonnay with an equal blend of premier cru Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and
is a blend of four vintages; 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. It is matured in 700
litre foudres for 15 months and aged for a further three years in bottle before
disgorgement. The result is exquisite, with notes of melon and warm brioche.
Lovely richness on the palate with ripe apricot and sweet apple characters with
a hint of honey on the finish.