The “first nose” is of good intensity and quite deep. We immediately notice the floral notes as well as the grapefruit and fresh hazelnut.
With ventilation, the expression becomes more mature; honey, quince, magnolia and candied lemon are revealed. Later, the sensation is divided between the elegance of yellow flowers and notes of baguette bread.
It is a very delicate, fine and quite complex nose. It expresses both the primary characteristics of the grape varieties and the secondary characteristics of the long months spent in the cellar.
The “air resistance” after twenty minutes is interesting. No trace of fatigue, even if the wine does not seem to gain in complexity.
On the palate, the attack is fresh and broad at the same time, slightly marked by acidity, but rather supple for this type of wine. Then, the rather tonic effervescence and the body of the wine bring volume, as well as vinosity. The acidity sets the pace, as it gradually fades and the balance shifts towards more flexibility. The wine settles in the mouth while the overall texture suggests taffeta.
The finish shows a lot of character. The wine regains vitality and manifests the reality of its original chalky terroir. She then slowly passed out to a grapefruit skin sensation and a mineral feeling.
A wine of ambivalent style, this Extra brut harmoniously reconciles “freshness” and “vinosity”, as well as “origin” and “delicacy”.