TYPICAL BLEND : 50 % Pinot Noir, 25 % Meunier, 25% Chardonnay. *
VINIFICATION : Stainless steel tanks, malolactic fermentation and
2 years ageing.
DOSAGE : BRUT (12 g/l) does also exist in SEC (20g/l)
* may vary a bit depending on vintage.
TYPICAL BLEND : Pinot noir 85%, Chardonnay (15%)
VINIFICATION : Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation, addition of non-selected barrels from our Ay-La Pelle or Cuvee des Sires with 1/3 % of reserve wine (blend of year minus one) me do solera system for reserve wine started in 82.
DOSAGE : BRUT (10 g/l)
GRAPES : 100% Chardonnay from Mareuil s/Aÿ and Avenay
VINIFICATION : Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation
DOSAGE : BRUT (12 g/l)
COMPOSITION : Only Cuvee (first pressed juice) from Aÿ.
TYPICAL BLEND * : Pinot noir (2/3) , Chardonnay (1/3)
VINIFICATION : Fermented in small oak barrels, pre-blended in
stainless steel tank for malolactic fermentation and back to
barrel during 3 months before being bottled.
DOSAGE : Usually Brut (8 g/l) but 2010 vintage is Extra Brut
(6g/l) because of the glycerol brought by botrytis.
VINTAGES : Not produced each year. Making vintage is like
taking picture of a landscape. You take it or not depending on
*May vary a bit depending on vintage
COMPOSITION & TYPICAL BLEND *: Aÿ - Pinot noir (for sure) 2/3, Chardonnay 1/3 from Ay (since 2004) or Cote des Blancs (before 2004)
VINIFICATION: Flexible depending vintage and who made it. Roger was stainless still fermented, not necessary Malo, and only the chardonnay was ageing a few months in little oak barrels not the Pinot Noirs. With Philippe all is oaked.
DOSAGE: Usually Extra Brut (6g/l), but some old batches were made Brut
VINTAGES: We only keep “Cuvée des Sires” with big potential
*May vary a little bit depending on vintage
100 % Pinot noir, 100 % Cuvée (first press juice) from a single vineyards 0,66 ha
in « La Pelle », a well exposed south face slope in Ay
VINIFICATION: Fermented in old little barrels, pre-blended in stainless steel tank for malolactic fermentation* and back to barrels during 3 months before being bottled.
DOSAGE: EXTRA BRUT (3g/l)
VINTAGES: We don’t do it each year it is Philippe’s only go or no-go decision when tasting before bottling
QUANTITY PRODUCED: around 2700 / year
* Except for the 2014 vintage to come: malolactic fermentation was avoided, but you will have to wait 2020 to taste it
COMPOSITION : 100 % Pinot Noir.
ORIGIN OF GRAPES : Blend of good slopes from Aÿ from 50% young vines to have some freshness and 50% old vines to get structure and aromas
VINIFICATION : Made by “saigné” (bleed off), it is not a blend of white wine with red wine. Grapes are not pressed but crushed and it macerate 4 nights till we extract the “Vin de goutte”. What is left in the tank will become “pied de cuve” to make Red Wine for others to make their pinks.
DOSAGE : None it is Brut Nature (0 g/l) but it does have some dosage… For me dosage means make up and lipstick is the sugar content wine write call dosage.
VINTAGES : Not made each year, it is a decision taken at the harvest Go or No Go, and if we are not happy with the one we made it would be diluted in the Romance One or sold as red wine to others.