Grape variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Pinot Noir is dominant, with a complement of Chardonnay that brings freshness to the blend. 30 to 40% of reserve wines aged in barrels, from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards only. Aged around three years on its lees, with a natural balance and freshness that allows a low dosage (3 g/litre).
"With a focus on riper fruit in this blend, the style is exotic and characterful, even tropical in its exuberant fruitiness. There are notes of passionfruit, star fruit and grapefruit, yet in no way blowsy, held taut thanks to beautifully gauged and refreshing malic acidity that guides the finish very long and straight. In the Maillart style, barrels bring texture and seamlessness without in any way appearing oaky. A purposely composed Extra Brut, and a good one.
92 pts, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2020-2021, Edition VI.
"This Champagne is ripe and full of crisp green-apple flavors. Although described as Extra Brut and with a suitably low dosage, the wine has richness from the ripe fruits that balance with acidity and minerality. Drink now."
91 pts, R. Voss, Wine Enthusiast