Equivalent Bottle Price £36.99
Although not labeled as such, this is a blanc de blancs produced from two old-vine parcels of Chardonnay, one facing north, the other south. That in itself helps the balance of this dry wine. It is perfumed and crisp with a taut mineral texture that contrasts with the ripe apple and pink-grapefruit flavors. Drink now
From their base in the Côte des Bars, the most southern vineyards of the appellation, the Pierre Gerbais team produce elegant, organic Champagnes that truly reflect the microclimate and terroirs of the Ource Valley. The Réserve is based on a single vintage, a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Blanc from a vineyard on Kimmeridgean marls. The average age of the vines is 30 years old, fruit is handharvested and the varieties are vinified separately.