Following the Champagne tradition of the past centuries, the Authentique cuvées have grown and been raised under cork for many years. This particular breeding favours the micro-oxygenation of the wine and develops the power and the finesse of its aromas. This "cork-staple" sealing technique requires manual work; especially during the disgorgement.
The Champagne is presented in a square-ring bottle, the sign of an ageing process with a cork. It reveals itself dressed in a pale yellow golden colour with tints of buttercup yellow, and pale silver yellow light reflections.
The first nose evokes fragrances of daffodils and cloves, together with scents of stony chalk, lemon heart, fresh almond and fresh grapes. When aerated, the wine reveals touches of yellow grapefruit zest, Carensac liquorice sweet and white pepper. A further aeration rewards with the smells of dried fruit, vanilla and roasting.
The approach in the mouth is soft and fresh, with a delicate and melted effervescence. The wine develops with a density of
pulpy white fruit enhanced by peppered aromas and a lemony acidity. The mid-palate is orchestrated by a very pure chalky
minerality which provides elegance and lengthens the palate.
Chestnut cream soup with porcini mushrooms, Chicken stock with celery root, Grilled scallops with creamy hazelnut, Sea bass
and a creamy risotto with chanterelle mushrooms, Fillet of sole, Fat chicken cooked in Champagne, sautéed root vegetables
||100% Chardonnay, including 8% in oak
including 23% of reserve wine
|Vinification:||Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank
Malolactic fermentation incomplete
|Production:||Bottling in June 2015
|Ageing:||4 years with a cork
|Dosage:||Brut 6 g/l
Ratings & Medals
|Guide des Vins Bettane + Dessauve 2019: