The Blend: 75% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier. First press juice of mainly Grand and Premier Crus grapes from the heart of the Champagne wine-growing area. Reserve wines (25 to 30% of the blend) are aged in wooden barrels using the solera system to incorporate older wines without losing freshness.
- to the eye: Salmon pink in colour with coppery glints. Delicate, creamy and lingering froth.
- with the nose: The first nose reveals summer berries with notes of cherry and wild strawberry. Notes of citrus and grapefruit peel develop with time.
- with the mouth: The attack is elegant and pure. Full and ample on the palate, with good acidity and a light astringency that brings out the fruitiness.
- Pairing: As an aperitif, served chilled but not ice-cold (9°C). Enhances smoked fish and meats (ham, bacon) or pink meat (veal, lamb). An ideal complement to summer berry desserts, either served plain or as a soup.