Aged: No age statement
Product of: France
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Grande Année 2002 is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 16 villages, 75% of which are grand cru and 25% premier cru. The first fermentation is in oak and the wine is aged on its lees for at least 5 years. After riddling and disgorging, the wine rests 3 months prior to shipment.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 14/08/2012
Clear, pale golden with small persistent bubbles.
Well done toast and toasted almonds with green apple, nougat and developed yeasty notes which unusually, present as faint notes of rare bloody steak and mushrooms.
Quite bright with zingy citrus – not the rounded champagne the nose might suggest but intensely classy and refreshing.
Unripe fruit, tart lemony citrus zesty, lemon curd finish. Fades with the tang lemon sherbet.