Gabriel-Pagin: Brut Nature

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Avenay Val d’Or and Mutigny. No dosage. Amber gold color with fast rising small bubbles. Intense nose of smoked Lapsang Souchong tea, apple pie, graphite, prunes, dates, raisins on rhum, straw, roasted pecans and hazelnut. After swirling the glass it showed pata negra fat and juicy greengage plums. The mouthfeel
Rating category: 80-89

Moutard: Climat de Champagne – Les Riceys

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Les Riceys, harvest 2014. Dosage of 0.4 grams. Light golden color with fine bubbles and soft mousse. On the nose you get Golden Delicious apple, raspberry, blueberry, licorice, cake, melon, apple and cherry in syrup and mocha ice cream. The mouthfeel is soft and generous. On the palate you
Rating category: 80-89

Moutard: Climat de Champagne – Vignes Chiennes

Made of 100% Chardonnay from plot “Vignes Chiennes” of harvest 2014. 0.2 grams of dosage. Yellow golden color with a reflection of green with very fine bubbles. The first nose was like smelling a nice but young  Chablis Grand Cru with the typical wood and smoky tones. This wine opened up quite fast and showed
Rating category: 80-89

Grongnet: Carpe Diem extra-brut (2009)

Made of 70% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier and 15% Pinot Noir of harvest 2009. Dosage of 4 grams. Golden color with platina reflections, a refined effervescence and fat tears on the glass. The first nose is quite reductive with latex boots and candle wax. After swirling the glass it gave some maraschino cherry and light
Rating category: 80-89

Gosset-Brabant: Gabriël 2008

Made of 85% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and 15% Chardonnay from Chouilly. Light golden color with a perfect effervescence and soft mousse. Rich, noble and exciting nose carried by the Pinot Noir with bramble berry,  guava, white bread, freshly mown cereals, marzipan and lovely floral overtones of almond blossom and hawthorn. After a while it became
Rating category: 90-95

Moutardier: Millésime 2008

Made of 80% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. 7.5 grams of dosage. Straw color with a refined effervescence and a nice mousse. On the nose you get at first emmentaler cheese with cumin and lemon curd followed by tangerine, pear, quince cheese, marshmellow, christmass cake with cinnamon and a hint of new leather. Soft rounded
Rating category: 80-89

Moutardier: Pure Meunier

Made of 100% Pinot Meunier from vintage 2011. No dosage. Lovely golden color with a fine effervescence. Rich nose of patisserie with frangipane, acacia flowers, delicious mirabelles de Nancy plums, dried apricot, blueberry, quetsch plum, seasalt, cheesecake and silex minerality. After a short while it showed leather and hay with a lovely autolytic warmth and
Rating category: 80-89

Bauchet: Contraste

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from harvest 2014 with 25% reserve wines. 5.5 grams of dosage. Luminous light golden with an elegant effervescent and soft mousse. Generous nose with conference poached pears, vinepeach, candied angelica root, pruneaux liqueur, freshly baked Belgian waffles, biscuit rose de reims biscuits and loamy soil minerality with overtones of laurel,
Rating category: 80-89

Elemart Robion: VB01

Made of 90% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir from harvest 2014. Dosage of 4 grams. Lightgolden color with a refined effervescence and a soft mousse. The first nose was very generous with candied and poached pears, chocolate-toffee, fresh peaches, goji berries and linden blossoms but with a slightly disturbing volatile overtone of balsamic vinigar
Rating category: 80-89

Moutard: 6 cépages Rosé 2010

Made of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Arbanne and Petit Meslier with about 10% rouge de Buxueil added. Brut nature. The color is gold with red-copper reflections, hardly rose but very luxurious and reminds me of a young Roederer Cristal rosé. The nose is very seductive – you just want to dive in
Rating category: 90-95