Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Estate-owned Pinot Noir (majority is Petit Pinot d'Ay) and Chardonnay grown in the Grand Cru village of Ay. Most of their Pinot holdings are comprised of massale selection Petite Pinot d'Ay: a small-yielding, tiny berried clone that is unique to this village.
Orientation: South-facing hillside vineyards
Soil: It has a good percentage of limestone found in subsoils. Technically located in Vallee de la Marne, but its terroir and exposition are more like Montagne de Reims.
Vinification: Assemblage-style rose made mostly from the 2005 vintage, with a little from 2004 and 2006. The still wine (Pinot Noir) was sourced from 60 year old vines. Fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts.
Aging: Tank-aged sur lies for 3 years (still Pinot aged in wood); 6 grams dosage
Production: 580 cases/year
Notes: Spectacular Champagnes made in a winey, Pinot-y, style. These champagnes can stand up to many types of food, including foie gras!