70% Pinot Noir; 30% Pinot Meunier, at least 50% of which are premier cru vines in the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. 2007 base vintage, with 20 percent of reserve wines from 2006 and about a third of of the blend vinified in wood. Disgorgment: winter 2010. 2011 release.
Yellow-gold. The extrovert at the table, stylish, vivacious, tumescent: creme de mure, rhubarb, singed brioche and a black-tea smokiness. Fine detail as well, with a supple minerality woven through the fruit. The finish is long and eloquent. This ’07 base ’11 release Brut Tradition from Marguet is showing beautifully: à point. Joyful, expressive Ambonnay. Now – 2017.