While the year was favorable for all three grape varieties, Meunier was particularly distinguished in 1999 and so accounts for a historically high proportion of the blend.
Aging period in the cellar: 21 years
Aging after disgorgement: at least 6 months
Dosage: 5g/Liter (extra brut)
Warm and powerful bouquet
After 21 years of aging on yeast lees, the wine has developed a rich maturity with dark, warm notes, initially sweet (licorice, nougatine, Malaga) then dry (mocha, hazelnut, toast, charcoal).
A POWERFUL, FULL-BODIED PALATE
An impressive sensation of power and volume. An enveloping body that is full yet light. Generous notes of candied grapes, dates and honey give way to the flavorful astringency of coffee and licorice in the finish.