Grapes: 40% Chardonnay, 57% Pinot Noir and 3% Pinot Meunier, 20 to 25% of which are wines reserved from the 2 previous years.
Sight: a vibrant, clear yellow colour with golden reflections. Good brilliance with sustained effervescence and a very persistent foam.
Nose: At first the nose is delicate, fresh and fruity, filled with white-fleshed fruits, apricots, as well as hazelnuts and fresh almonds. Several floral and spicy notes add an extra hint of complexity. The second nose reveals superb olfactory intensity on a biscuitier, brioche-like base.
Palate: Frank and direct attack on the palate. A balanced wine, rounded and full-bodied, with an attack scented with ripe fruits (greengages and nectarines). The finish is long, the well-integrated dosage giving way to the characteristic freshness of the Chardonnay which makes up most of the blend.