55% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier
Forget the big houses, this is what Champagne is all about. Entry level ‘Growers Champagne’, much praised by Jancis Robinson and many more.
This is a lovely, delicate style of champagne (22g/l instead of the more typical 24g/l for the secondary fermentation), showing very pure citrus fruits with good energy, a hint of quince, brioche and a saline, mineral flavour. It comes from 30yo vines planted in sandstone, clay and chalk in Merfy and is made 60% from the 2016 vintage, and 40% from 2015, and was disgorged in late 2018 with a 4.5g/l dosage.