AR Lenoble - Brut Nature Dosage Zéro
Chouilly/Bisseuil/Damery, Champagne, France
25% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly, 30% Pinot Noir from the Premier Cru village of Bisseuil, 45% Pinot Meunier from Damery in the Marne Valley
Base wines from the 2012 harvest
Vins de réserve : 35%
Proportion of wine under wood: 18%
Serving Temperature: 9° - 10°C
Food pairings: fish carpaccio, oysters
Aperitif by its lack of dosage but racy in its powerful, full-bodied and terribly elegant finish.
A characterful, immensely spicy sparkling wine, well-structured, very ripe, dense and long with a tart but not disruptive bitter note in the finish. A wine for connoisseurs.
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
Subtle and smoky, this well-balanced version offers a soft and creamy mousse that carries hints of poached pear, candied orange zest and ground ginger
COUP DE COEUR
A zero dosage champagne perfectly mastered (which is not always the case), with a mouth that’s tonic but very full. Refreshing yet sitting on a beautiful complexity.
Guénaël Revel 16/20
Very tense, very mineral, very white in the aromas (chalk, pear, apple, fresh hazelnuts), this cuvée remains gourmande thanks to an effervescence well-constructed by time that confers fullness and length. The purity pervades the tasting until the final note with great success. Pair with a plate of oysters.