Wine type: champagne - Gastronome 1er Cru
Vintage and alcohol content: 2012 - 12,5°
Region: Champagne Cotes des Blancs - France.
Grape/blend: 100% Chardonnay. (Chouilly Grand Cru 37,5%, Cramant Grand Cru 24,5%, Oger Grand Cru 10%, Cuis 1er Cru 17%, Vertus 1er Cru 11%).
Type soil: the soil is poor and rocky, the temperature is ideal in summer (partly due to the micro-climate created by the local wind, the Ora del Garda): vines here still co-exist alongside olive groves.The valley is more open here and the excellent sun exposure allows the grapes to ripen to perfection.
Colour: attractive light gold.
Aroma: very pure nose showing white fruit, pastry and vanilla pod notes.
Tasting notes: the attack is lush and extremely refined and expressive with above-average aromatic persistency.
Serving suggestions: pair well with all foods.