- Excellent award-winning young vigneron
- Mineral driven blanc de blancs
- Pair with sliced pear, walnut, rocket salad with soft goats cheese and extra virgin olive oil.
An unusual play of salinity and orchard fruit when we first opened the wine but we just couldn’t quite put our finger on it. After a few minutes in the glass, the wine came out of its tight, awkward shell and opened up to reveal bright citrus, green pear fruit and some almond-meal notes.
The spark of minerality came through, finishing with a soft, almost pillowy or creamy texture showing the use of perpetual solera aged reserve wines. A very pristine example of Blanc de Blancs from this producer.
The vines here are about 45 years of age and still ploughed by horse. The yield is low and Adrien has been introducing some herbal preparations, common amongst biodynamic practices.
It has been fermented entirely in stainless steel with a tiny 2 g/l dosage which adds to that initial citrus-chalk impression. It has gone through malolactic fermentation and has only spent about 17 months on lees. Perhaps in the future, this could be a bit longer.