Maritime Wine Trading Collective, San Francisco CA.
40% Pinot Noir (of which 10% is still red from Chamery), 35% Meunier, 25% Chardonnay from premier cru sites in Chamery, Vrigny and Coulommes la montagne in the western section of the Montagne de Reims. Base vintage plus 30% reserve wines. Aging on lees: seven months before blending with reserve wine. Aging in bottle: four years. The still PN sees wood (400 liter barrel). Dosage: 7 g/l.
Coral pink. Open and inviting on the nose. Watermelon, nettle and orange-spice-marmalade, with an intriguing tension between coltish energy and textural finesse. As with the Brut, the finish is savory and long. Now.