Michel Loriot, Brut Extra ‘Inspiration de Saison’ Festigny 2006

Loriot Saison 2006 #1

60% Meunier, 40% Chardonnay from Festigny in the Vallée de la Marne.  Raised in enamel-lined iron-vats.  No malolactic fermentation.  Aged three+ years on its lees.  Disgorgement: December 2013.  Dosage: 6/l.

Deeper in pitch than the ‘Les Sources du Flagot’: yellow-gold.  Finer and more spherical: softer clay soils and less marked by the acidity.  A more discreet autolysis.  Still lusty and flavorsome, with a bit more definition texturally: toasted-rye and curry-spice, pomelo-blossom, quince.  Affirming, mineralic finish.  Will still improve.  From 2016.

Loriot Saison 2006

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