ESPRIT DE CRAIE EXTRA BRUT
dosage = 6 g / litre de sucre
The soil of the terroir of the Côte des Blancs consists of a thin layer of topsoil covering the chalk underneath, which in places reaches depths of 10 meters. This chalk, called Belemnite, is composed of marine fossils.
The roots of our chardonnay vines have to penetrate very deeply into the soil to draw from the sources of water and minerals which are indispensable for their survival.
This relatively poor soil produces wines with a magnificent mineral structure.
For the creation of the ‘Esprit de Craie’, two of our most chalky parcels are used. The dosage ‘Extra Brut’ (6 g/L) makes it an ideal aperitif wine,with beautiful notes of citrus, green apple and brioche, and always this lovely mineral finale.
(label design by Pierre Louis Varnier)