I wanted to go very geeky and chose the color of the label to be the inspiration for the celebration tasting.
Started w/ apero 🍾Agrapart 7 Crus🏅88
Disg. May '19 is very youthful, energetic. Foamy mousse, very citrus driven, razor sharp, astringent. Needs bit of time to calm down. Fruit comes from 7 villages, hence the name. Around 90% Chardonnay and the remaining PN which formerly was used for rosé (discontinued since 2009).
Blend of 2016 and 2015 vintages. Dozed with 7g/l.
Continued w/ 🍾Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine 🏅94
Generous, lots of red berries, red apples, apple cider. Big volume. Perfectly balanced. So Burgundian!
Sold as NV, but as all Cédric Bouchard's wines comes from single vintage. In this case 2016. Unusually short time spent in contact with lees, just 12 months on a minimum allowed limit by the appellation. Disg. April 2018. 100% PN coming from single south facing 1.49ha parcel in Polisy planted in 1974.
Previously called Inflorescence. Starting from 2012 selling under current name and RDJ label corresponding with the other wines in range: extremely low yields 26hl/ha, vinified in stainless or enameled steel only, natural malo, lower bottle pressure (4.5 atm) and slow 2nd fermentation, always Brut Nature.
Closed w/ Grand Maison: 🍾Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle 24th Iteration 🏅93+
Yellow colour. Powerful. Oxidative over reductive style. Touch of oak. Low on sugar. True grand marq character. Rich, polished.
Cork code A61 which means disg. 1Q16 so must be 24th iteration (2007/2006/2004). Blend of 55/45 CH/PN coming from 11 Grand Crus.