40% Pinot Noir; 40% Pinot Meunier; 20% Chardonnay. From 18 h/a of estate vineyards in Montagne de Reims: Mailly-Champagne and Verzenay for the Grand Crus and Chigny les Roses, Coulommes la Montagne, Ludes, Sermiers, Taissy and Villers-Allerand for the Premier Crus. Full malolactic fermentation. Aged four years on the lees, another 6 months after disgorgment. Dosage: 9 g/l. This is Lot # L. 41. 2008 base vintage with 20% reserve wines. 2014 release.
Yellow-gold. Barkier and crustier than the Rosé, more fruit than berry, a coppery apricot. Textural and pillowy and the finish is iodé, a walk on the ocean blue. Now.