GRAPES: 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir.
A prestigious, classical prestige cuvee from 2002 vintage - structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Elaborated with a majority of Chardonnays from the Montagne de Reims region (70%) and complemented with Pinots Noirs (30%) from the same region, this wine is a blend of 8 crus which matured for over 7 years in the House's cellars. A 2002 vintage synonymous with richness and generosity.
ON THE EYE: Dazzling, crystal-clear, citrine yellow gold enlivened by a delicate, shimmering effervescence.
ON THE NOSE: The fruit emerges as delicate, golden, muted exotic fruits - mango and kiwifruit - and dried fruit - hazelnut, almond and fig. A touch of iodine enhances this wine's flawless nose. The mild spices reflect the wine's depth - white pepper, smoked tea and cocoa.
ON THE PALATE: A wine with depth but also honed, precise, in harmony. Voluptuous delicacy with meringue notes. Subtle nuances evoke distant lands - mint tea, lime, kumquat and exotic fruits such as pineapple and candied ginger.
A very upbeat year after the sadness of 2001. Thank you Mother Nature for giving us such a bountiful year!
AWARDS: Champion of Champions Trophy / 2017 International Wine Challenge - Vintage Champagne Trophy / 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition.