Why is this Wine so Yummy?
Golden yellow hue flecked with green. Delicate, compact, gentle bubbles. Intense aromas of juicy, ripe fruit such as vineyard peach and candied lemon combined with toasty notes and hazelnut. The ripeness of the fruit is revealed through the aromas of baked apples, tarte tatin, caramelized spices and a hint of fresh wood and benzoin.
The attack is juicy and textural. The gentle, velvety smooth effervescence coats the palate before giving way to an intense, saline freshness. This delicious combination gives the wine a lovely intensity further enhanced by excellent freshness and a pleasant hint of bitterness. This intensity overrides the juicy, rounded body and gives way to a clean, direct and remarkably pure finish.
The grapes are grown exclusively in the Côteaux de Cumières. 20% Chardonnay. 55% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier.
All of the grapes from the various parcels were harvested on the same day – a “fruit day” on the lunar calendar. They were then pressed together, all at once, a technique used by our forefathers. The structure of the Pinot Noir, the ripeness of the Meunier and the floral character and lively acidity of the Chardonnay come together in a single, harmonious movement.
Vinification & Maturation
15% of the wine is vinified in oak casks. Brut Nature 2012 is aged for 5 years in the cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity. No dosage.
The 2012 vintage gave us the very best material: juicy, concentrated grapes with unusual levels of maturity resulting in rich, full-bodied wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne.
2012 is a solar, intense and generous year, that gave us high quality with grapes of remarkable strength and character, and even more vibrant and generous Pinot Noirs. This year has therefore shown itself to be one of the greatest in history and has given us two wines, a white and a rosé. — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master