The 2013 vintage was balanced, with warm days and cool nights, in fact very similar to the stellar vintage of 2011. Better spring weather and a decent crop in the vineyard (still low at 1.5 tonnes per acre) also helped us harvest fruit of high quality.
The Les Etoiles is pure elegance and balance, with concentrated lemon citrus aromatics and pure minerality on the palate. Made with 40% Pinot Noir & 60% Chardonnay, and 4g/L dosage.
The fruit was hand picked from our vineyard 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 term method traditional is synonymous with the champagne method, however, only sparkling wine produced in the region of Champagne can use the term.
The ideal time to enjoy your 2013 Les Etoiles is in a year and can easily be aged in your cellar for the next 10-20 years.