Lieu-Dit “La Croix L’Aumônier” 2011
Verzy Grand Cru, Blanc De Noirs
“La Croix l’Aumonier” is one of the historical parcels or « lieu- dit » of the Penet family, located in the heart of Verzy. South- South-West oriented, on a chalky – limestone – soil, it is planted to Pinot Noir grapes exclusively and is almost 40 years old. This rare cuvee, one of the very few Grand Cru Champagnes that are made from a single plot, represents the ultimate achievement of the Penet family’s heritage and relentless search for the “holy grail” of the Terroirs of Verzy and Verzenay, supported by extensive viticultural research conducted more recently .
Secteur géographique : Verzy-Grand Cru (Montagne de Reims), South-South-West oriented.
Vinification : In 400 or 500 Liter oak barrels, without malolactic, ageing on lees, unfiltered, unfined
Dosage : 5g/l (Disgorgement date mentioned on the back label)
Note de dégustation :
The wine, made from carefully selected grapes of “La Croix l’Aumonier” vineyard, was vinified and aged for 8 months in 400 or 500 Liter barrels and represents Pinot Noir at its best from the noblest origin: very intense and complex on the nose, particularly well balanced on the palate. It is outstandingly long and mineral, true to the character of the chalky soil which gave it birth, and with great ageing potential.
Accord mets/vin :“La Croix l’Aumonier” is an outstandingly powerful and complex wine which will pair wonderfully with white or even red meat.
- Plat en sauce (crème, vin)
- Viandes rouges grillées (Bœuf, Porc)
- Viandes rouges puissantes (Agneau, Gibier)
- Jancis Robinson August 2021 17,5/20
- Gault & Millau December 2019 18/20