A wonderfully bright, silky and fluid. Deep yellow with shimmering flashes of gold. A lively stream of tiny bubbles provides a persistent ring of mousse at the top of the glass. All are signs of a wine that is both rich and nuanced.
The first sensation on the nose is rich and evocative of elder honey, orange marmalade, peach jam, marzipan, figs, wild fruit, warm brioche, lemon confit and gingerbread. As the wine breathes, it reveals more notes: roast pineapple, mirabelle plums, quince, pomelo, blackcurrant, wild strawberries, bilberries, pomegranate, liquorice, medlar fruit and mocha.
On the palate, the first impression is rich and fresh with a soft, creamy effervescence. The champagne then develops a fleshy, fruity texture underpinned by a tight lemon and pomelo acidity. The mid-palate
revolves around a predominantly clay and marl minerality which lends fullness, fruitiness, body, crispness and tactile breadth. It is supported by the vibrancy of citrus fruit, leading to a harmonious finish with a delicate touch of salinity.