Grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Region Champagne, France
Style Sparkling, White
Colour Straw yellow, with fine perlage
Any added sulphites Yes (Low-18mg/litre)
Tasting Notes Smooth and balanced, characterized by vibrant freshness and elegant dynamism
Frank Pascal is famous for his natural approach to winemaking. He began to transform the estate’s methodology in 1998, and by 2007 he was officially certified as an organic producer. In fact, he goes much further than many others in attempting to create the perfect wine, bringing in not just natural, organic and biodynamic principles but also naturopathic ideas more commonly associated with acupuncture. This involves taking into account the energy levels in living things, from the vine to the soil itself. Treating the vines in this way, he believes, gives them the ability to reach their full potential.
The grapes are hand-picked, with the first alcoholic fermentation taking place in enamelled steel vats. During this fermentation, only indigenous yeasts are used. During ageing, no fining, no filtration, no acidification and no chemical products added. Yeast, parcels and vintage need to express through the Champagne. The second fermentation happens in the bottle. Champagne can be kept on the lees for 2 years.