Brut Zéro NV, F & R Minière
Region: Hermonville, Champagne
Grape/s: 28% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 42% Pinot Meunier
Production: Organic practising, hand harvested, natural yeasts, blocked malolactic, low dosage, unfiltered
Electric in its attack this is beautifully vivid and precise. Full bodied and intense with notes of ripe apple, spice and toast. Absolutely superb with the weight and intensity of the wine beautifully balance by the zero dosage.
Vinified in oak for 8 months in 7 year old (or older barrels) without malo.
Based on the 2014 vintage (79%) with some 2013 reserve wines (21%). Bottled in June 2015, disgorged November 2020, no dosage.