Champagne Louis Nicaise "Les Noces Blanches" Blanc de Blancs NV
Really bright citrus, lemon curd, hint of orange almost. Good weight and texture with hints of brioche and a nice mineral edge to it.
Terroir : 60% Hautvillers Premier Cru – 40% Chouilly Grand cru
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay from Calcareous soils
Assemblage : 70 % 2015 vintage – 30% Chardonnay solera (2006 to 2014)
80% with malolactic fermentation
Vinification : 70% in Meursault barrels – 30% in Inox Stainless
Bottled : April 2016
Dosage : 6 g/l
They farm 11 hectares which comprise of vineyards they wholly own and 3 hectares owned by other members of their family. Laure and Clement came back to the estate in 2007 and took full control in 2014. Clement previously spend a few years with Selosse. Since taking over they have removed chemical herbicide and pesticide from the vineyards in favour of a more manual and engaged form of viticulture, helping the wines to take a big step forward in terms of concentration and quality.