Champagne Melodie en C Grand Cru Extra Brut

NV

This is a non-vintage blanc de blancs blended from four different years and sourced exclusively from the Grand Cru villages of Avize, Oger and Cramant, where Patrick’s average vine age is an impressive average of 40 years old. The base vintage is 30-35%, reserve wines roughly equal parts of 3 prior vintages.

 
91+ points
"...composed entirely of chardonnay, though it is not labeled as a blanc de blancs on the label. The new release is from the base year of 2015 and was disgorged in November of 2018 with a finishing dosage of three grams per liter. The vins clairs for this bottling do not go through malo. The wine delivers a complex and quite classy bouquet of pear, apple, chalky minerality, brioche, a touch of hazelnut and a lovely panoply of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and beautifully balanced, with a fine core, elegant mousse and a long, complex and zesty finish. This really is a strong release of this fine bottling! 2019-2040+."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar

SKU/Code: 
DB8567-NV
Product Line: 
Wine
Sparkling
Sparkling White