Terroir : 100% Côte des Bar, mainly from Avirey-Lingey, from vignes with an average age of 25 years. Hard Kimmeridgium soil.
Assemblage : 100% Chardonnay / Blanc de Balncs
NV base wine from the 2016 harvest with appr. 30% reserve wines from the years 2015 and 2014
Dosage : 5g/l extra brut
Fermentation during 10 months in 228 l Burgundy oak barrels (228 l), further maturation during another 24 months in oak.
Description: The Côte des Bar is Pinot country but there is a growing appreciation for Chardonnay in the region. This makes complete sense as a glance at the soils reveal them to be nearly identical to those you find in Chablis – flinty, Kimmeridgian and Portlandian clay and limestone. Davy Dosnon is a fan of the variety and makes a small (in volume) Blanc des Blancs cuvée that is broad, rich and complex.