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Cru des Neiges

Brut โ€“ Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Shows its unique, inimitable savoir faire, packed with passion and authenticity, right from the first sip. Its bouquet conjures up the cosy atmospheres of the mountains, the fragrances of a snowy forest, the distant crackle of the hearth, the aromas of wood and delicately flowery moss which makes its way into our nostrils and regenerates the spirit. Cru des Neiges is an experience of freedom and peace. It releases a quasi-supernatural energy which enables the finest details to be captured and enjoyed fully. It is a mouth-filling, silky champagne whose incredible smoothness will take your breath away.

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Main features

  • Grape varieties:

    Blanc de Blancs 100% Chardonnay Grand Cru

  • Area of provenance:

    Côte des Blancs
    Absolute predominance of chalk (la craie), made up of grains of calcite and the skeletons of marine micro-organisms, which formed when a warm and shallow sea withdrew around 70 million years ago. Chalk is so porous that it resembles a sponge and provides for water reserves which guarantee vines regular and balanced nutrition even in dry years and during summer as well as ensuring adequate drainage.

  • Alcoholic fermentation:

    Takes place entirely in French oak barrique.
    Filtering is not artificial but natural using the cold decantation method.

  • Malolactic fermentation:

    No

  • Ageing:

    48 months on the yeasts

  • Dosage:

    5 gr/l

  • Alcohol:

    12%

  • Serving temperature:

    8-10°C

  • Tasting notes:

    Appearance: Bright straw yellow tending to gold; a compact and prominent mousse with an especially fine, capacious and long lasting perlage made up of a seemingly infinite chain of bubbles.
    Bouquet: an open, dense and profound bouquet which is divided up between the citrus notes of lime, typical of the grape variety and its terroir, juxtaposed with more evolved and spicy aromas deriving from its time in barrique: honey, Eastern spices and cinnamon. Its range of fragrances is virtually infinite and challenges those drinking it to seek out new aromas.
    Palate: a practically unforgettable initial mouth feel, an explosion of power tempered immediately by its fine perlage. Creamy, fresh, rounded, a perfect mirror image of its aromas, a rapid progression with sometimes toasted hazelnut nuances and honey together with pungent peppery notes. A long and persistent finale with a rounded, tangy and clear finish which leaves the palate perfectly clean and ready to move on with the tasting.

  • Food pairing suggestions:

    A champagne for the whole meal to accompany complex, structured dishes, ideal with highly complex fish based dishes, it expresses all its character with red meats, both grilled and slow cooked. Perfect with mushrooms and both soft and hard cheeses, especially blue and spicy cheeses. It goes especially well with duck, both in a sauce and grilled and a l’orange.