100% Chardonnay, from an east-facing sub-plot les sources du Flagot in Nesle-le-Repons. Raised in enamel-lined iron-vats. No malolactic fermentation. Aged three+ years on its lees. Disgorgement: November 2013. Dosage: 6/l.
Ten years on tasting.
White-gold. A country champagne, husky in demeanor, thick with matière. Yellow-apple and chestnut in brown-butter, even a bit sherried. These interplay with more humid, brothy suggestions of metallic-sea-air and botanical-herbs from the greenhouse. Rectilinear finish, piercing in its marl-rich minerality. Thrillingly unpolished, this chowder from Festigny. Now – 2019.