One of the oldest Champagne Houses, from 1954 ownership of the Chiquet family.
So, only high quality, without shortcuts and compromise, that is the philosophy of the brothers Laurent and Jean-Hervé.
About 270,000 bottles produced, not much if you compare with the big quantities about Champagne production. Only grapes from villages classified as Premier and Grand Cru and are not practiced filtration and clarification.
Just turn the bottle and the back label shows all the information about this noble liquid.
728 is the progressive number of cuvées, according to the cellar register.
728 means harvest 2000 (68%) and vins de réserve for the rest, and blend of 36% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Meunier and 27% Pinot Noir, with a very low dosage (5 g/l) and disgorged during the second quarter of 2004. Yes, 2004!
Intense and brilliant ancient gold, with very fine bubbles.
The nose reveals a beautiful intensity and great finesse.
The first nose is grilled, on the flavors of pastry and smoked hazelnut, then appear aromas of candied fruits - apricot and melon, lime and grapefruit. Little by little, ginger, combined with apple and pear confit, while a strong minerality completes this refined olfactory range.
All this is a prelude, as a natural consequence, to an elegant mouth, racy and surprisingly very young, with a clear and sharp acidity. A straight and tense Champagne, powerful and very smoky mineral. Finish with good length and remarkable persistence.
A Great Wine (with bubbles) and an excellent gastronomy Champagne.