Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
30 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% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 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.
0.375, 0.750, 1.5, 3, 6
Intense and fresh on the nose with hints of seeded fruit jam, apple, and quince. On the palate, the orchard fruit aromas unveil a fine and rounded wine with a long finish.