Pinot Noir 57%, 31% Pinot Meunier and 12 % Chardonnay. An exceptional zero-dosage champagne that is lean and beautifully refreshing, at the same time, complex, long and structured. A very elegant champagne that really stands out from the crowd.
* zero-dosage no additional sugar has been added.
Terroir: Flint, millstone and hard limestone soil
Age of vines: 45 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked // The first alcoholic fermentation takes place in an enamelled steel vat // Indigenous yeasts only // No fining // No filtration // No acidification // The second fermentation happens in the bottle // Aged for 7 years on lees before disgorgement in 2019.
In a past life, Franck Pascal trained soldiers on the topic of chemical warfare: what to expect from those types of attacks and how to counteract their effect. What a shock it was, when he took over the family estate in 1994, to realize that farming products were derived from the very same chemical compounds used to harm humans. Needless to say, those were the first to go. After a few trials, he opted for biodynamic farming as he loved what it brought to his wines, specifically that strong mineral character. Frank and Isabelle are driven by a desire to preserve life and create wines that are as healthy as they are delicious.