Dense chalk soil gives this wine its intense minerality and acidity. It is one of a series of Champagnes from three major Chardonnay villages in the Côte des Blancs. With its floral character, white fruit and citrus flavors and still-young acidity, it is a Champagne to age. Drink this bottling, disgorged in 2016, from 2019.
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