Here we see 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay from the village of Chouilly. An inspired and incredibly well-made Champagne from this small house.
"A bold oak thread with plenty of pithy lemon citrus fruits and vanillin, too. The palate has an almost chewy edge, and very pithy lemon fruit flavors. Oak tannins square up the finish."
90 points, jamessuckling.com (October 2017)
"Well-spiced and creamy, with a mouthwatering mix of baked pineapple, apple blossom, black cherry and mandarin orange peel. Fine and balanced, offering hints of candied ginger, graphite and coconut on the fresh finish."
93 points, Alison Napjus (November 2016)
"This Champagne offers rich yellow fruit and crisp white stone fruits balanced with a full texture. Hints of the wood used in fermentation add to the ripe feel. Still a little young, it will be much better from 2019."
93 points, Wine Enthusiast (January 2016)
"Medium to full yellow colour, the bouquet loaded with oak and aldehyde influences. A full-bodied, richly flavoured wine, with a very dry palate and lots of aldehydes assisting that. Big, mouthfilling flavour, high acid, very tangy and seabreezy. It's an extreme style."
90 points, The Real Review (August 2016)
"Honey, toasty, cinnamon spice, comely scents of bakery goods and sweet stone fruit. Spicy start, lots of character. Has a richness but set high on freshness. Lightly creamy palate, squeaky acidity, vigorous firm bead. Good freshness and vitality amongst the toasty-honey-wood spice going on. Graceful feel despite some heft -- dive in for a power-packed Champagne."
93+ points, The Wine Front (August 2016)
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.