Pale white gold.
Pale white gold with a fine bead, and an enticing fusion of floral and primary fruit characters with subtle citrus hints. A classic méthode traditionnelle sparkling with 24 months on lees, the creamy, mid-palate leads to a smooth, tapering tail that is delightfully crisp and clean.
The very first Chardonnay grapes of the season were picked in the cool of the early morning, and pressed off skins and handled without sulphur dioxide to minimise phenolic extraction. The juice was fermented to dryness using traditional ‘Prise de Mousse’ yeast at 16°Celsius. MLF was inhibited, and the wine was stirred on lees for complexity and harmony for 6 months. Using the “méthode traditionelle”, the final assemblage was fermented in bottle and aged on yeast lees for 24 months, before being disgorged in November 2015.