Very pale with a lemon tinge.
The most complex and exciting Blanc de Blancs perfume yet. A very delicate nose that opens and evolves with time in the glass. Subtle leesy/doughy Chardonnay characteristics mingle with notes of preserved lemon, mandarin, yellow rose, beeswax, almond meal and light traces of seawater.
A creamy mousse lands fluffy and soft with fine, fresh acid and beautiful length. The palate is dry and round, with complex tightly woven chardonnay cues.
From selected clones and the coolest sites we derive high acid, low Baume and delicate fruit, which are then gently oxidised before primary fermentation, creating a neutral base for the delicate and balanced Blanc de Blancs style. Fruit was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed, with the first cut of the finest juice separated for this wine. Partial wild fermentation in old oak combined with a portion of polished tank ferment provides artisanal depth. Following tirage to bottle, 18 months of lees aging provided greater complexity and subtle doughy notes.
French Oak Barrique & Stainless Steel Tank. 100% 4 year old French Oak. 5 months in Oak before blending, 1 month as blend before Tirage.
Late August 2016 for Tirage. Late February 2018 for first Disgorge.