The guardian of instinctive urges and involuntary promptings, dreamlike images, theatre and music performances in the sense of art capable of bringing memories, thoughts, emotions and dreams to the surface. Music, like champagne, with a single note, a single melody, a single fragrance conjuring up totally different and unique feelings in each one of us. Côte du Rêve is solemn, austere, joyful and playful all at the same time, inducing a state of ecstasy and taking over your soul, sending wine lovers flying off to a mystic horizon in which champagne’s harmonies are the expression of a covert melody.
55% Pinot Meunier + 30% Chardonnay + 15% Pinot Noir
Coteaux south of Epernay
Mainly limestone-clay on south and south-east facing vineyards which benefit from all the sun’s heat, especially in winter. This particular terrain with its gentle, low hills, produces champagnes with great structure and body and tertiary aromas even when young.
Takes place entirely in steel tanks
48 months on the yeasts
Appearance: Intense luminous straw yellow with golden highlights and a dense and fine perlage. An ample, pronounced mousse hinting at a champagne of great power and body.
Bouquet: a full nose balanced by great freshness, fruity notes emerging immediately and conjuring up the fragrances of an idyllic walk through the woods immediately after rain when the fragrances of the red berried plants are even more intense and conspicuous as are moss and wet grass aromas.
Palate: a rounded, full, tasty mouth tickled by ultra-pleasant creamy bubbles bound up with mildly acidic fruit nuances bringing to mind quince apples, fresh walnut and coconut. A few seconds later a surprising mandarin citrus note emerges accompanied by pistachio, hay, toasted wheat and popcorn. A long, harmonious and perfectly linear finale.
A splendid pre dinner drink champagne for gourmets wanting to start their evening off right away at the highest level, people looking for surprising flavours. Perfect right through the meal, above all with complex pasta and rice dishes and both red and white meats, charcuterie and medium and extra mature cheeses. It goes especially well with lamb which marries especially well with this cuvée’s Pinot Meunier with the additional minerality and structure afforded by its other two nobles varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.