A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay that was aged for 24 months on its lees and another 24 months in bottle before disgorgement. This comes in around 2% residual sugar, which makes it quite dry and more fashioned for purists, no snobbery intended, who are looking for clean, edgy, almost razor sharp, precision. A touch of brioche is detected aromatically which was not the case with the other two Cruzat sparklers, they’re being more fruit obvious in their aromatic profile. Here the fruit tone is citrus, lemon and apple oriented, slightly bruised, showing a more oxidative element, as well as the autolysis, yeast component adding nuance. The palate is discernibly dry displaying more savory notes with some tautness to the fruit. There’s a nice creamy component on entry with some suggestions of lighter, white orchard fruit and a dry, nicely detailed finish. Lovely stuff for the money.
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