This 'Methode Traditionalle' is purely made of Chardonnay grapes known as 'Blanc de Blanc.' The wine has has an extended lees contact. Lovely citrus fruit characters with a hint of peach. Very elegant and sophisticated with a fresh dry finish. Perfect aperitif or a wine for any type of celebration.
Using a blend of 66% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay, this Methode Traditionelle has undergone 2.5 years lees aging to produce a wine rich in complex bready aromas, which has been finished in a brut savage style.
Bright straw-yellow with a faint blush, pale on rim. The bead is fine and moderately persistent. This has a gently voluminous bouquet with deep aromas of fresh yellow stonefruits and a suggestion of red fruits, along with delicate nuances of nuts, toast and yeast lees in the background. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate features a firm, dense and concentrated core with grainy phenolic textures encasing a subtle amalgam of yellow stonefruits, yeast lees, hints of toast and savoury nutty elements. The mouthfeel is lively with brisk acidity and bold in mouthfeel, still unsettled and yet to integrate. Flavours of lees work, nuts and stonefruits unfold and blossom with interest on the racy, mouthwatering finish. Shy on nose, this is a dry, crisp, grainy-textured method traditionnelle with a firm core and complex nuances. It will come together and drink well over the next 4+ years. Serve with antipasto, poultry and pork. - Raymond Chan