Grande Sendrée

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Sourced from a single location Elegance “Crayot” soil Very low sulphur content Liqueur de dosage aged in wood. Non-filtered

  • GRAPE:55 % Pinot Noir, 45 % Chardonnay

    SERVING TEMPERATURE: 7°C

    VINTAGE: 2008

    TASTE PROFILE:This champagne presents itself in a ravishing pale yellow robe with topaz nuances. Time has used its patina to reveal the wine’s complexity. Hawthorn blends with acacia honey, beeswax and marzipan. When it is aerated, the wine resumes its mur- murings, quince jelly meets raspberry jam and alternates with bergamot and warm brioche. On the palate it is invigorating, imposing and it teases the taste buds. The bead caresses and balances wild strawberry jam with ripe blood orange. This har- mony is extended in a delicate minerality and a lovely bitterness in which hints of mandarin orange come through.

    STORY:The Grande Sendrée takes its name from a parcel of land covered in cinders (cendrée) after the fire which ravaged Urville in 1838. A spelling error having crept into a new version of the land register, today Sendrée is written with “s”, not “c”. On very light soils made up of “crayot”, the Chardonnay displays a very fine elegance while the Pinot Noir, with its slight predominance, brings power and great vinosity.

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