Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
31 hectares planted, half of which are classified as Grand Cru and Premier Cru. Thienot Brut NV is a blend of grapes coming from 20 different crus vineyards ranging from 30-70 years old.
Clay & limestone
Grapes are pressed in a traditional manually operated vertical wine press and a computer controlled wine press. Selected yeast is used to start the 10-12 day fermetnation - mostly 18-2007 for its regularity, efficiency and ability to finish the alcoholic fermentation; also, has close to no influence on the aromatic style of the wine. The wine is unfined. 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier -- reserve wines account for 45% of the blend.
Aging on the lees takes place for a minimum of 4 years in the cellar before release. The wine will remain on the lees in bottle until it is disgorged on demand.
Red fruit aromas on the nose, showing morello cherries, blackcurrants and mirabelle plum. The palate has a creamy and fine smooth feel, perfect balance between subtlety and body.