Grape variety: Chardonnay
"La Colline Inspiree is a barrel-fermented blanc de blancs from old vines, amplifying the village's characteristic flavours of mango and tropical citrus." Peter Liem
Review of earlier disgorgment:
"A blend of the 2013 and 2012 vintages that was disgorged in March, the NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs La Colline Inspiré opens in the glass with aromas of almond paste, citrus oil, crisp green apple and pastry cream, gently framed by its élevage in barrel. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, vinous and concentrated, with an immensely incisive spine of ripe but bracing acidity, a fine mousse and a long, electric and searingly saline finish. This bottling is produced from several parcels in Montgueux, and all the vins clairs are now fermented and matured in barrel."
94 pts, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 30 August 2019