(2015) A 50/50 blend of Aube Pinot Noir and Grand Cru Chardonnay from Chouilly, “Because it’s always soft and elegant,” according to Michel, and from Cramant and Avize. The wine goes through partial malolactic fermentation, but at least 50% does not to retain freshness. There is no oak in this cuvée and a dosage of 6g/l. Beautiful freshness and fruit, a shimmering elegance to this and just a little toasty development. It is fine, delicious and ripe in the mouth, with a lively mousse and subtle honey and nuttiness against the refined, long citrus finish.