Grapes are hand-picked from Thiénot’s own vineyards, only Premier and Grand Cru vineyards, principally from Avize, Oger and Cramant. 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 fermentation - 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. 100% of the base wines go through malolactic fermentation. Elevage in stainless steel. The wine is unfined. 100% Chardonnay. Dosage 9g/l.
Aging on the lees takes place for a minimum of 6 years in the cellar before release. The wine will remain on the lees in bottle until it is disgorged on demand.
Shimmering and radiant golden yellow. The nose has dried tobacco, fruit compote and wheat notes. The freshness of the Chardonnay offers rich hints of honey and dried apricot flavours.