A pure expression of balanced style, this elegant brut cuvée is layered with lively floral aromatics and crisp, vibrant white fruit offering unparalleled freshness, balanced acidity and invigorating minerality. With a pale golden robe and an attractive train of bubbles, Champagne À L'EST offers versatility and superior drinkability, whatever the occasion.
- Chardonnay (27%)
- Pinot Meunier (13%)
- Dosage: 10 g/liter
Fresh seafood, including shrimp and shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, fried calamari and oysters are a perfect compliment.
Double-cream bries, soft-washed rinds and aged chèvre cheeses all pair well with the bready flavor and intense effervescence of champagne.
Freshly baked berry or lemon tarts with flaky pastry flavors pair delightfully well with the balanced dosage of our champagne.
1 - HARVESTING / PRESSING
Grapes are harvested in September and immediately pressed to begin the first fermentation of each base varietal.
2 - CUVEE / ASSEMBLAGE
Our custom blend is created between the first and second fermentations.
3 - TIRAGE
Wines are bottled and blended with a small mixture of yeast, sugar and yeast nutrients to initiate the second fermentation.
4 - AGING
Wines are aged for 5-6 years on lees (with their autolytic yeast particles) and in the cellar to develop texture in the wine.
5 - RIDDLING / DISGORGING
Bottles are rotated so that the lees descends to the neck of the bottle, enabling clarification. Then the necks are frozen and the lees is removed in the disgorgement process.
6 - DOSAGE
10 g/l of sugar is added back to the bottle to balance acidity and then the bottles are corked, wired and labeled.