2007 is an unusual vintage, one of the few in Champagne when harvest started in August, like 2003 and 2011. After a very hot and sunny spring, the following months are rather gloomy with a lot of rain. Nevertheless, this cool weather does not impact the lead taken by the vines during the spring and very quickly berries reach optimal maturity. Harvest starts at the very end of August and lasts until the third week of September. This wide window for picking combined with low volumes creates perfect conditions for a serene harvest. In addition, 2007 vintage is of remarkable quality.
The eye shows an intense pale gold colour. The nose, both complex and subtle, brings up buttery aromas, with notes dominated by spices, caramel, almond paste, litchi and vanilla. On the palate, it is first very mineral. It then reveals a beautiful acidity, with citrus fruits and grapefruit aromas. This Champagne is very complex, delicate, at the same time rich, powerful and mineral. This beautiful cuvée will be an outstanding pairing with lobster roasted in shrimps butter or duck breast with figs.