CLOS DU FAUBOURG NOTRE-DAME 2008
After a long cold winter, spring and summer were wet, that mixed with perfect heat and abundant
rain. The grape harvest began on September 15th. The grapes were picked when perfectly ripe thanks
to the two previous weeks being sunny and dry. This climatic balance helped produce an excellent
vintage in 2008 which would require time to reach perfect maturity. At the end of 2020 you will be able
to taste it at your own pleasure !
It has a wonderfully delicate nose and is slightly buttery/salty. With its tremendous elegance on the
palate, it has developed gentle aromas of citrus fruits, of ‘lime’, together with a fruity crispness mixed
with subtle aromas of mandarine. The aftertaste is distinguished, accompanied by a lingering saline
tautness with subtle flavours of « salted butter », it is digestible and fresh. For us it is the ultimate
culmination of the great Chardonnays from the great Champagne Terroirs.
“LES MONTS DE VERTUS ROSÉ” Extra-Brut Premier Cru
This bled rosé vintage perfectly represents two historic plots, « Les Rougesmonts » with its red
clayey particles on limestone and « Les Gilottes » with rendzine on chalk.
A citrusy nose combining the delicacy and strength of Pinot Noir on the palate, with its « crisp
cherry heart » aromas that increase thanks to an exceptional aftertaste which leans discreetly
towards aromas of « rose petals, redcurrants and small red fruits … »
“MONTS DE VERTUS” BLANC DE BLANCS Extra Brut Premier Cru Magnum 2012
After a long period of aging on lees (8 years after being bottled in a magnum), the richness of the
2012 solar Vintage is more « restrained », refined … All the components of the wine (freshness and
texture) are balanced, practically to perfection.
With its chalky, graphite (pencil lead) nose, it is buttery and iodized, with a full « chalky » palate
combined with delicate aromas of blood orange and ending on a finely spiced (white pepper) note.