Intense nose of brioche, almonds and...
Intense nose of brioche, almonds and hints of wild honey. Well rounded palate with rich fine creamy mousse. The Chardonnay character is dominant as can be explained by the wine’s firm acidity, green apple and minerality, whereas the Pinot Noir component adds to the fullness and complexity of the wine.
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Availability date: 12/10/2015
|Pack Size||1 Bottle 750ml|
|Blend:||73% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir|
73% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir
IN THE VINEYARD
Environmentally friendly grown grapes from Chardonnay & high altitude Pinot Noir vineyards were used.
Training method: 5-wire vertical trellis
Soil Types: Pinot noir – Oakleaf; Chardonnay – Cartreff-Estcourt
Harvest date: The Pinot Noir was harvested 31 January 2012 and the Chardonnay the day thereafter. Harvested by hand.
Yield: 51 hl and 8.5 tonnes/ha
IN THE CELLAR
The free run juice of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir was combined and fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the base wine (alcohol=10,67%, RS=1,07, pH=3,09, TA=9,22g/L) was sweetened and re-inoculated with a Prix de Mouse yeast in order to start the secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine was left for another 36 months on the lees in order to develop more body, flavour and complexity. Degorgement took place to remove the lees, and so our own methode de champenoise was corked on 30 November 2015.