A tiny 4th generation, organically farmed estate from the tiny village of Gye Sur Seine in the Aube. This region is knows for its Kimmeridgean limestone, like Chablis, rather than the chalk found up north in the rest of the region. Coupled with slightly warmer temperatures, growers are able to pick perfectly ripe Pinot Noir in nearly every vintage. The temperature and soil types combine to give us more vinous Champagnes, like a white Burgundy, made from Pinot Noir, with bubbles. Trust us, they are delicious.
"Fine bead. A little more floral than the Cuvée Suprême, lightly appley, less yeasty on the nose, a touch savoury, but still pretty yeasty on the palate. Tastes a little sweeter than the Suprême but perhaps the acidity is a little lower. Gentler and more fruity. More easy going, though there's a balance of sweetness and freshness overall. 16.5pts" -- Julia Harding, MW, Jancisrobinson.com