A more unusual blend of Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir from Luxembourg that makes for a great alternative fizz. A Platinum Best in Show at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017.
The winery was established in 1921 by a young and brilliant wine-maker from Luxembourg, Jean Bernard-Massard, who had learnt his skills in Champagne. With the financial support of a small group of enthusiasts from Luxembourg and Belgium, he brought his project to fruition with the construction of the beautiful Grevenmacher winery on the banks of the Moselle River. Having been managed by Jean Bernard-Massard until his death in 1937, the company was subsequently led by the Clasen family. They are the main producer of traditional method sparkling wines of Luxembourg with 3.5 million bottles leaving the cellars annually. After over 90 years of wine making, their values of quality and entrepreneurship from founder Jean Bernard-Massard remain true to this day. Their single vineyard ‘Clos des Rochers’ has belonged to the Clasen family since the 19th century and has been managed in partnership with Bernard-Massard since 1982.
A blend of 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Blanc, 10% Riesling, 15% Pinot Noir. The Luxembourg vineyard extends over 42 km on the slopes of the Moselle, with calcareous soils to the north and clay soils to the south of the appellation. This exceptional terroir is ideal for the production of outstanding fresh, fruity sparkling and still wines.
Produced using the classic “Méthode Traditionnelle” where a second fermentation takes place in the bottle with the addition of yeast, resulting in sparkling wine. The wines spends 12 months on the lees. The dead yeasts are removed through a process known as disgorgement.
Good balance between the different grapes that compose this “Cuvee”. An elegant buttery nose with expressive aromas (fruit, citrus). This “Cuvee” expresses all its rich, ripe qualities. Great length in the mouth, highlighting the aromatic power and length.
Try as a Champagne alternative for whenever fizz feel appropriate!