Bonnaire equal Cremant, Cramant equal Côte des Blancs.
100% Chardonnay for this which is the spearhead of the house production.
In fact, despite being a non vintage, it has the best care, from the selection of grapes - source Cramant and Bergeres-les-Vertus - to get to vieillissement lasting at least six years, with cork - sous bouchon liège - which ensures greater maturity, development, wealth and breadth of flavors.
My bottle comes directly from the cellar of Jean-Louis and has over a year of disgorgement.
The perlage, light gold, with green reflections, is really fine and dense.
The nose has freshness and purity, typical of the Chardonnay, with precision of white fruit - peach and pear, lime and Granny apple - and clarity of flowers - wisteria and hawthorn - with a powerful, concentrated dose of that chalk coming from Cramant that only those saw, trampled and palpated, can understand.
It gives the best tasting, defending and consolidating, with cleaning and rigor, all the elegance and the aromatic richness. The 72 months sur lattes and the cork, were not in vain and really have carved the sip, conferring power, depth and complexity.
Refined final, large and persistent, with fresh references of citrus and chalk.