|Availability:||In stock (26)|
WINEMAKERS: Delphine and David Vesselle
REGION: FRANCE • Champagne • Bouzy
APPELLATION: Champagne AOC
BLEND: 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS: Estate-owned vineyards are located in and around the village of Bouzy. Soils are the classic, chalky terroir of the Montagne de Reims.
AGE OF VINES: 15-30 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for three years in bottle.
Dosage less than 11 grams/L.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Blond toast, red apples and wildflowers; silky and long. Red berries, minerals, a hint of white pepper.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: As an aperitif; or with soft, creamy cheeses
89+ Points - "Disgorged in February 2018, the latest release of Vesselle's NV Brut Réserve bursts from the glass with a lively bouquet of mandarin oil, fresh peach, minty red berries and spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with ripe acids, a youthfully frothy mousse and a pretty core of fruit that's still a little reserved after its comparatively recent disgorgement, concluding with a precise but compact finish. I suspect this will show quite a bit better after another year on cork." (Wine Advocate, Apr 2019)