2012 Brut Reserve    

12-Brut-Reserve

VINTAGE NOTES 
The Brut Reserve represents the pinnacle category of our sparkling program, and is annually assembled with the sole purpose of finding the most harmonious and powerful combination of Chardonnay and Pinot.Each vintage presents a distinct expression of our coastal climate and is celebrated for their uniqueness. Some growing seasons stand out as having produced wines of uncommon depth and character, and intriguingly, reads like an arithmetic sequence:2004, 2008, 2012 and finally 2016.In 2012, this is thanks to dry and cool harvest months, delaying the pick by over two weeks, which allowed for additional maturity with the elongated season. A luminaryBrut Reserve unlikely to be matched for some years, this wine was the very last to be assembled by Champagne oenologist Raphaël Brisbois; a last opus of epic proportions composed only a few weeks before his passing. This wine’s commercial release will be in the autumn of 2018

TASTING NOTES
“In the glass, a deep golden colour with a straw hue. The nose is immediately captivating, with heightened citrus notes of lemon preserve and fresh ruby red grapefruit, supported by the most subtle and delicate floral suggestion. The palate is expansive, dense and rich, with a tightly knit texture and energizing hints of apricot sorbet. The finish appears almost everlasting, as our terroir’s unmistakable saline minerality reverberates.” Head Winemaker, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Varietal composition: 65% Chardonnay, 25%Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 11%
TA: 8.72 g/L
pH: 2.90
Dosage: 12 g/L
Brix (average at harvest): 17.5º
Aging: 5 years on lees
Recommended drinking: 2018-2038