What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VARIETALSRed BlendVARIETAL NOTES90% Pinot Noir, 10% ChardonnayVINEYARDEstate-owned Pinot Noir (majority is Petit Pinot d’Ay) and Chardonnay grown in the Grand Cru village of Äy. Most of their Pinot holdings are comprised of massale selection Petite Pinot d’Ay: a small-yielding, tiny berried clone that is unique to this village.SOILIt has a good percentage of limestone found in subsoils. Technically located in Vallée de la Marne, but its terroir and exposition are more like Montagne de Reims.VITICULTURElutte-raisonneeVINIFICATIONAssemblage-style rosé made mostly from the 2014 vintage, with a small bit of reserve wine. 10% Chardonnay, 90% Pinot Noir with a bit of still red Pinot Noir sourced from 60 year old vines. Fermented (100% malo) in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts.AGINGTank-aged sur lies for 3 years (still Pinot aged in wood for one year); 6 gr/l dosage. Disgorgement (by hand): June 2018
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