The nose is lightly closed at first. Then, it opens by the aeration and gives delicious aromas of fresh cut pineapple, pear and mango.
The mouth is generous, ample and complex. We can feel a very pleasant freshness and also a beautiful creamy texture.
That is a Champagne from Avize for sure: elegant and generous, it lasts long in mouth. Its natural minerality is always very significant.
Providing an endless purity, we advise you to open this cuvée by the aperitif or to pair it with a finely cooked anglerfish.
Winemaker: Olivier Bonville
Cellar master: Patrick Guillaume
Date of Bottling: April 2013
Time on lees and disgorgement date: 60 months, April 2018
Vineyard source: 3 plots in Avize – les Chapelles, les Maladries, les Avats
Bright, light to mid-yellow colour, with a big collar of foam. The bouquet is nougat and macaroon-like with lots of aldehyde evident. The wine is soft and rounded, more ample than the Pur Mesnil, with a touch of grip and generosity, amplitude and lots of breadiness. Very good. Balance is excellent, the acidity is there but not obvious. The finish is lipsmacking dry. (Disgorged May 2018. Dosage 2 grams/litre) Tasted 05 Nov 2018
Drink - 2018–2023
95 Points - Huon Hooke
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