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The Blends
The blended cuvées are designed with a view to obtaining non-standard champagnes. Neither are they characterized by the Vintage effect brought by each harvest. Each year, they show different characteristics while preserving the style of the house of Lancelot-Pienne : wines that are fruity, round and balanced with light flavours and controlled body.
The art of blending relies on three criteria :
- The number of land parcels : about forty, chosen according to their age, aspect, soil and location.
- The grape varieties and their specificities : the marriage of the three champagne varieties grown on the clayey-chalky and sandy soils of the Marne Valley and the hillsides south of Epernay with a mainly east-west aspect.
- The reserve wines : wines nurtured and stored in tanks under a system called « Solera ». This blend of young and older wines (up to ten years) is rejuvenated each year by the harvest wine and supplies the matter and complexity that are the touch and style of the House of Lancelot-Pienne

Tradition


Presentation
The elegance and flavour of the 2012 harvest have found their way into this blend of 70% Pinot Meunier, 15% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot noir. Bottled in March 2013 after six months' vinification in stainless steel and enamelled tanks, this cuvée consisting of a majority of wines from the 2012 harvest (80%) and 20%of reserve wines has been kept in our chalk cellars for a minimum of 30 months.
Tasting
A golden colour due to its mostly Pinot Meunier blend.
The nose is balanced and enticing, with a fine aromatic complexity of fresh fruit.
Pear and vineyard peach, easy and generous on the palate with a « classic » side. The very idea one may form of champagne....

Wine and food pairing :
Let's mention « moment » rather than pairing. A wine to be enjoyed on the spur of the moment, for the sheer pleasure of togetherness. The very idea one may form of friendship...


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