|Grape/Varietal : Chardonnay||Color : White - Sparkling|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Champagne, Cramant||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2014||Natural Factor: Sustainable|
Since 2005, Gilles, a graduate oenologist and winemaker has been in charge of the estate. Steeped in family traditions and trained under his father, he is now perpetuating the image and character of our champagnes. The family story has been going on for 120 years, since the days when our ancestors lay the foundation stone of our Champagne House.
Early in the 20th century, Jean-Baptiste LANCELOT, then a master vigneron with the house of Mumm in Cramant, tilled his first acres of vines. He passed on his passion for vinegrowing to his son Jean who, having gathered extensive experience working for several champagne houses, began to produce his own cuvées. Jean started marketing his first bottles after World War II.
One of his sons, Albert, having been professionally trained in the arts of vinegrowing and winemaking married Brigitte PIENNE, a champenoise young lady from a winemaking family. In 1967, the vineyards from both families came under common ownership, ensuring the growth of the estate. Since then, their house has been fully independent regarding the production of its champagnes, from processing the grapes to marketing its bottles .
This blend is based on grapes from the 2012 harvest and composed 20% of vins de reserve that were preserved separately to then be mixed following the Solera method. The decision not to add any dosage and create a Brut Nature reflects the producer’s desire to highlight the essence of the Cote de Blancs Grand Cru parcels, especially those in Cramant. This is evident already in the bouquet which has a surprisingly sharp and chalky lightness with a delicately floral component and notes of hay, green apple peel, pineapple and kiwi. The mouthfeel is direct but has a nice creaminess and is linear with its notes of elderberry water, Williams pear and lime, while the finish has a saline freshness. The wine’s lithe drinkability is its most fetching characteristic.
Pairs Well With:
Butternut Squash Ravioli w/Brown Butter Sage
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