Champagne Cuvée 740 Extra Brut
2012 base vintage from Ay, Dizy, Hautvillers in the Vallée de la Marne and Avize and Oiry in the Côte des Blancs. The blend is roughly 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Meunier. The blend used to contain up to 30% reserve wine, but for a better expression of the base vintage, the reserve wine is down to 20% of the blend. The reserve wine comes from previous 700-series wines. Disgorged January 2017 with 1.5g/L dosage.
The 740 is very elegant with restrained power.