Maiden vintage. Made in the traditional sparkling wine process where the second fermentation take place in bottle, and the wine is left on its lees until disgorgement. Using the classic Champagne combination of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, here in a 50:50 proportion, the wine spent 14 months on its lees, was bottled in March. It shows biscuit/buttered brioche savoury flavours from the lees contact, has appealing citrus flavours, a mix of orange and lemon. There’s richness, palate weight and texture, it’s not your usual aperitif‐style bubbly.