Blend: 66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay Harvest: 100% 2012 Number of bottles: 1000 Dosage: 5 g/l Production Bottling: April 2013 Dégorgement: November 2019
A vintage cuvée is born from the quality of the grapes at harvest time and the determination of the grape juice’s analytical characteristics. Tastings of the base wines during the winter after vinification identify the potential of a vintage. After bottling, the blend matures for over three years in order to reproduce all the aromas of the two varietals combined.
Tasting notes:Good effervescence with nice lively, fine bubbles. The nose is generous, infused with subtlety and delicacy over a beautifully complex background (dried fruit aromas, grilled and toasty notes, acacia fragrances with light honey accents). The mouthfeel is bold and nicely crisp, it delights with its pleasant freshness and with its generosity. The finish has notes of toasted bread and smoky, toasty aromas. The Millésime 2012 “Alain”, in homage to our father, is elegant, racy, and exquisitely fine.