Esprit Grand Cru

Made exclusively from Grand Cru classified vines in the Côte des Blancs for the Chardonnay and the Montagne de Reims for the Pinot Noir, this Grand champagne is perfectly in line with the best Grands Crus in Champagne.

Blend

55% Chardonnay
45% Pinot Noir

Characteristics

10 to 20% of the wine is vinified in oak barrels.
Ageing in cellar: 7 years on the lees
Dosage: 6 g/l

Tasting and appreciation

This Grand Cru with a beautiful pale golden robe can be recognised by its fine and lively bubbles with a splendid dancing chimney typical of Champagne Baron-Fuenté. The first bouquet is powerful and elegant with floral notes, followed by fruity hints of peach and apple, which are highlighted by a beautiful, slightly minty freshness. The palate is supple, soft and assertive with dried fruit (apricots and dates), apple tart and slightly tart lemon. The note of saline for the finish is perfectly completed by floral and fruity notes. A Grand champagne with character and a remarkable balance.

Pairings

Powerful and pure, it honourably accompanies bistro-style gastronomic and gastronomic meals alike. Serve Esprit Grand Cru with scallops in a champagne mousseline sauce, pan-seared duck foie gras in a Champagne lentil broth, or an apple tatin with Sichuan pepper to complete the taste characteristics of this Grande cuvee.

Awards

  • 2017 – Wine Enthusiast – 93/100
  • 2019 – James Suckling – 90/100
  • 2020 – Gault & Millau – 15/20
  • 2021 – Guide Hachette 2021 – 1 out of 3 stars