This may not be as complex as some of the way more expensive Champagnes, but boy is it drinkable! There's a fair amount of yellow peaches, green apples and toasted croissant smells on the nose, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied, and soft with some richness of fruit and a touch of creaminess, along with a lick of sweetness. It's all wrapped up in fine bubbles, friendly acidity, and a refrshing citrusy finish that would see it make a great starter for your next dinner party.
The fruit comes from several plots near the village of Vertus. Chardonnay plots are
quite fine and minerally, whilst the Pinot Noir component fuller, richer and more
fleshy. Slopes face South and South-East giving optimal maturing conditions.
Vine Age: Average age of the vines is 40 years.
Varieties: 80% Chardonnay for fi nesse and elegance, 20% Pinot Noir for body and texture.
Blending: Fine but complex and funky aromas typical of Vertus. Quite chalky and creamy with
some biscuit like characters from the Pinot Noir. 40% Reserve wines from previous
vintages added. Traditional ‘house’ style.
Ageing: On tirage for 2 1/2 years.
Tasting: Excellent combination of fruit and subtle biscuit aromas, a lovely balance of
breadiness and freshness.