Symbiose 2011, F & R Minière
Region: Hermonville, Champagne
Grape/s: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Production: Organic practising, hand harvested, natural yeasts, blocked malolactic, low dosage, unfiltered
An excellent vintage Champagne that the Minière brothers feel is the perfect symbiosis between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as there is great harmony between the structure (Pinot) and finesse (Chardonnay).
This comes from the lieu dits les Voirmissa and les Moineaux. It is vinified in oak for 8 months in 7 year old (or older barrels) without malo.
815 bottles. Bottled in May 2012, disgorged September 2020, dosage 2.5g/l
The nose is elegant and nuanced while the attack has great minerality and verve with an incredibly long finish. Like a very fine white Burgundy.