(2020) The label gives no clue, but this Blanc de Blancs, all-Chardonnay Crémant must be at the highest limit of 'Brut', with a definite sweet edge on the palate. Effervescent, fresh and charming, easy-going peachy fruit and a delicate mousse give way to that fairly sweet palate, not a lot of toast or autolysis evident, but there is a bit, and that suits the aperitif or lighter dessert credentials of this wine. The acid balance freshens the finish.
(2016) Vintage produced around three times per decade. Three years ageing, and this 2011 just coming onto the market following the 2008. 100% Pinot Noir in this year. Lovely steady bubbles and effervescence. A nice bit of rotty orange and bruised fruit character, the floral and herby character of the Pinot quite pronounced. The 6g/l dosage means it is dry and savoury, with a really keen lemon and lime fruit and pithy, crisp finish, there is a mineral character too giving a little salt.
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