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

Moutard: 6 cépages 2009

Made with Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier, Arbanne, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Light golden with a hint of gray shining through. The first nose reminds me of Grappa that has been aged on Sassicaia barrels followed by candied lemon, fruity olive oil, dry sheep cheese (brebis), plums (quetsch and prunes), fenugreek, dark chalk vain
Rating category: 80-89

Benoit Dinvaut: Extra-Brut Meunier

Made of 100% Pinot Meunier from harvest 2011. Dosage is 1.7 grams. Deep copper gold color with very fine bubbles and a soft mousse. The nose starts of very yeasty with old Comté, Tomme de Montagne followed by candied grapefruit, armagnac, bread pudding, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, dried cherries, pruneaux liqueur, deep malt, almond oil, pinecone,
Rating category: 90-95

Ployez-Jacquemart: Liesse d’Harbonville (vertical 2000-1999-1998-1995)

  Liesse d’Harbonville 2000 The vintage 2000 has a lovely golden color with perfect pinprick bubbles and nice tears on the glass. Incredibly rich nose of white truffle, nectarine, fig, smoke, wax, Comté fruité and marzipan with orange blossom. After a while in the glass you get tarte tatin, passion fruit, gunpowder tea and freshly
Rating category: 90-95