100% Chardonnay. Old vines.
Harvest & Vinification:
The harvesting is by hand, the freshly picked grapes are transported in refrigerated trucks then pressed with great care in pneumatic presses. Fermentation is in 3 year old barrels, followed by aging for 8 months in barrel.
A minimum of 12 years on its lees in oak barrel in the cellar.
Extra Brut: 5g/lt – Brut.
Despite its age, the Champagne appears fresh and sparkling with a beautiful golden shimmer. On the nose full and biscuity giving way to toastiness on the palate. Everything you would expect from a Champagne of this age.
An ideal Champagne to pair with food due to its depth and strength, drink with seafood and shellfish in particular or indeed any fish dish.
The Cuvée Authentique is a special offering from Champagne house Michel Gonet. Produced only in exceptional years from vines that are amongst the oldest in Mesnil-sur-Oger, the Chardonnay undergoes barrel fermentation and aging to produce a wine that is nuanced and complex.