This cuvee is the fruit of a unique and very specific method of champagne making that has been perpetuated by Besserat de Bellefon since 1930. This consists of adding less “liqueur de tirage” (a mix of sugar, yeast and must) at the moment of bottling which creates a lighter, more diaphanous formation of effervescence. The mousse is smooth, creamy and persistent. A distinctive feature of Vintage 2008 is the absence of malolactic fermentation.
BLEND: 69% Chardonnay - 21% Pinot Noir - 10% Pinot Meunier
SOURCES: Six Grand Crus: Mesnil-sur Oger - Chouilly - Cramant - Avize - Ambonnay - Mailly / One Premier Cru: Cumières
AGEING: 12 years on lees / a minimum of one year after disgorgement
ASPECT: Deep gold - Intense
NOSE: Preserved citrus fruit - Honey - Spices - Panettone - Praline
PALATE: Immensely fresh - Opulent - Pure - Natural - Exceptional
Country of Origin: France
Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor (under 18) in the course of business.