Millésime 2011

Only the best years are vintage, and 2011 is one of them. It was an early and atypical year with a harvest that brought together all the characteristics of a great vintage. The 2011 vintage is made from our best vines located on the banks of the Marne, in the largest Champagne vineyard.

Blend

45% Chardonnay
40% Pinot Meunier
15% Pinot Noir

Characteristics

Ageing in cellar: 8 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Conservation: between 5 and 10 years

Tasting and appreciation

Its pale gold robe with soft green glints, becomes golden over the years. A beautiful cord of fine bubbles accompanies its delicate and elegant nose hinting at the majority of Chardonnay used. Its bouquet is a subtle mix of ripe citrus and fresh fruit, and in particular white peaches. The black grape varieties then begin to reveal notes of small red fruit and its marked vinosity. The palate retains wonderful liveliness and aromatic freshness, which is slightly minty and tart with notes of green apple. It is extremely well-balanced, harmonious, and full-bodied with red fruits which are present in the bouquet. Notes of citrus come back for the finish and then slowly fade.

Pairings

Elegant and generous, the 2011 vintage is an epicurean wine. It can be enjoyed throughout a meal from the aperitif to the cheese platter: seafood starters, a tasty roast pork, semi-cooked tuna with sesame and lime, soft cheeses such as Brie, Pont Lévêque, as well as Epoisses.
You will immensely enjoy this remarkable cuvee which continues to get better with time.

Awards

  • Millésime 2008 – Wine & Spirits Magazine – Top 100 Wine
  • Millésime 2009 – Wine & Spirits Magazine – 93/00
  • Millésime 2010 – Gault & Millau – 14.5/20
  • Millésime 2011  Wine Enthusiast  90/100