Grapes: 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
From Jouy-Les-Reims, classified Premier Cru, comes this blend of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier from very stony soils on steep slopes facing south: rare for the region. Vinification is completed in barrels of varying ages for 9 months. Malolactic fermentation is allowed to take place before ageing the wine on lees for a minimum of 36 months.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate on the 2013 vintage:
"Offering up a lovely bouquet of blanched almonds, citrus oil, white flowers and subtle hints of peat, Aubry's 2013 Brut Ivoire et Ebene is medium to full-bodied, taut and incisive, with racy acids, a vibrant core of fruit and a penetratingly saline finish. The wine's delicate, low-pressure mousse sets off its racy profile to fine effect." 93 pts, William Kelley, April 2020
Antoni Galloni on the 2013 vintage:
"The 2013 Brut Ivoire et Ebène is a striking Champagne that shows just how compelling the year is. Rich, creamy and expansive, yet also light on its feet, the 2013 has so much to offer. Lemon oil, almond, marzipan, white flowers and chalk are some of the many notes that are laced together. Ivoire et Ebène is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Meunier. Chardonnay dominates the flavor profile, while the red grapes are mostly felt in the wine's structural presence and body. Disgorged: November, 2018." 93 pts, Antonio Galloni, November 2020.