Without added sugar, Zero (stands for zero dosage) is a frank fresh champagne that unveils all that the grapes and soil have to say. A very rich terroir of the Marne valey: Chalk, Sparnacien (chalk mixed with clay), sand and limestone. This Brut Nature is rare and remarkable in the balance of the three varieties benefiting from methods of cultivation which respect nature, and which are specially selected at perfect maturity. The average age of the vines is over 40 years old.
Grapes: 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Meunier, 1/3 Pinot Noir. The wines for this Cuvée are mostly from one harvest with reserve wines from previous years. Vinification: First fermentation in stainless steel vats which are thermostatically controlled at each stage of fermentation. Reserve wines aged in oak barrels. A long maturation of 7 to 9 years in the cellar before this Champagne is released.
Gerhard Eichelmann : * * * *
Robert Parker : 93 Punkte