Aube, Côte des Bar
17.3 acres of 25-year old vines on Kimmeridgian on calcareous clay soils
70% Pinot Noir
Hand-harvested grapes are done parcel by parcel.
100% Malolactic fermentation. First for 10 days then second for six weeks. 36 months sur lattes and on lees.
DOSAGE: 6-8g/l of 100% Pinot Noir and cane sugar
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
Cuvée Ernestine Brut is an exceptional champagne that is produced only when the harvest is of such good quality that Veuve Doussot declares the harvest a “vintage.” Powerful and persistent, this cuvée is an ideal blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. A wonderful nose reveals bursts of white flowers and stone fruit, the palate becomes a focus for flavors such as pear, apricot with a hint of honey. Supple yet mouth-filling, it holds strong all the way through the long finish. The fine mousse is long and pleasing to the eye.