ORIGIN

Champagne, France

 

APPELLATION

Aube, Côte des Bar

VINEYARD

17.3 acres of 25-year old vines on Kimmeridgian on calcareous clay soils

 

BLEND

70% Pinot Noir

30% Chardonnay

FARMING

Hand-harvested grapes are done parcel by parcel.

 

WINEMAKING

100% Malolactic fermentation. First for 10 days then second for six weeks. 36 months sur lattes and on lees.

DOSAGE: 6-8g/L 

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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.

Fact Sheets: 2016, 2015