Grapes are selected from a blend of vintage Pinot Noir from Aÿ, Mailly- Champagne, Avenay-Val-d’Or. Hand-picked exclusively from Thiénot’s own vineyards. The average age of the vines is 30 yrs old. The oldest vineyard is 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.
Aging on the lees takes place for a minimum of 9 years in the cellar before release. The wine will remain on the lees in bottle until it is disgorged on demand.
The bouquet is vividly intense, exuding notes of stewed yellow fruits, mirabelle plum and cedar. On the palate, the champagne is fresh and generous, revealing a beautifully elegant and subtle wine with magnificent finish.