50% Pinot Noir; 50% Chardonnay. From La Côte des Bar.
A pale straw yellow color. Silvan, somewhat driven nose: slightly floral yellow orchard fruit, lissome fern, chicory, singed toast, chalk dust. A tenderness (but not slight!) and delicacy on the palate: lemon blossom, bergamot, jonagold apple. Medium-body. A racy length: mineralic, lavender finish. Perhaps not the most refined effort (for example, you will have seen a more finessed bead before) but satisfying for those who have a place in their heart for low-fat, mineral-rich vintage Champagne. Now – 2018.