100% old-vine Pinot Meunier. No disgorgement date given.
A burnished, brassy blood orange color. A bit of a strawberry bomb on day one and not unlike your average Côte de Beaune rouge: a touch too rounded in the mouth, lacking relief and definition. By day two the curtains begin to be pulled back on its character and dimension. More cut, more bite. A pyrazine minerality. At different points it show glimpses into its bracken, piquant, savory and estery self. The wall of strawberry pastille recides: lees, smoke, baking spice, bitter herb, vetiver, rhubarb and juniper notes are coming center stage. Very individual. Not for everyone: clearly one from the natural yeast druids (we can see the beer collectors getting into this in a big way). Certainly a candidate for the decanter. Serve at cellar temp. And we would not hesitate to drink a bottle of this over the course of a week to see where this decides to go. Now -2018.