Les Etoiles 2011 Method Traditional - Sold Out
Les Etoiles 2011 Method Traditional - Sold Out
Les Etoiles 2011 Method Traditional - Sold Out
Les Etoiles 2011 Method Traditional - Sold Out

Les Etoiles 2011 Method Traditional - Sold Out

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We are pleased to offer you the  2011 Les Etoiles Method Traditional RD.

The cool 2011 vintage gave us sparkling wines of incredible quality which is why we held back 300 bottles of the 2011 Les Etoiles for extended aging.

We disgorged the 2011 Les Etoiles in November 2018, leaving it sur latte* (on the lees) for 78 months with a dosage of 2g/L.

If you enjoyed the 2011 Sacrament, you will love this wine.

The fruit was hand picked with the perfect acidity and sugar levels for sparkling. Our grapes take longer to reach the sugar and acidity levels needed for sparkling in PEC (when compared to other sparkling wine regions) and as a result our grapes display very complex ripe flavours at time of harvest.

The Les Etoiles is pure elegance; balance, with a concentrated flavour that comes from a long growing season and low yields in the vineyard.

100% estate grown.

Components: 56.3% Pinot Noir, 37.5% Chardonnay, 6.3% Pinot Gris

A definition from champageguide.net:

*Sur Latte—The storing of bottles stacked on their sides, which is the most space-efficient method of storing champagne in the cellar. This is the way that champagnes are stored during the second fermentation and aging in the bottle, before they are put into riddling racks to prepare them for disgorgement.
An article drinksbusiness.com:
Bollinger: Importance of disgorgement often underestimated in champagne.
https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/bollinger-importance-of-disgorgement-often-underestimated-in-champagne/