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De Sousa

3A

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COMPOSITION

Wine: 3A
Appellation: non vintage extra brut
Vintage: nv
Terroir : Côte des Blanc et Montagne de Reims Soil type : 100% chalk
Average of vines: 25-30 years
Composition: 50% Chardonnay d’Avize , 25% Pinot Noir d’Ay et 25% Pinot Noir d’Ambonnay
Dosage: 5 g/L
Certification: organic/biodynamic
Bottle size: 75 cl

 

VINIFICATION

Manual harvest : 100% Vinification: 50 % tank and 50% oak barrel Dosage : 5 gr/L Reserve wine : 20% Filtration and sticking : no Disgorging : see on the back label

 

TASTING NOTES

First taster: Essi Avellan MW Note: Deep lemon color. Lovely toastiness stealing the show on the nose. Hazelnuts intertwined with perfumy fruit, gunpowder, flowers, and ripe peaches. Shows some building complexity. Fruity, succulent palate with fine intensity remaining. A lovely glassful, now peaking. Score: 92 Second taster: Alex Hunt MW Note: Mid-gold color but a bright, breezy, very malty nose. Mature but plenty of energy! In the mouth, bubbles are soft but plentiful, and there’s a real sense of cohesion with the maltyyeasty flavor, chalky grip, and precise structural balance. Delightful example of savory mature Champagne. Score: 92 Third taster: Tom Stevenson Note: Medium-pale straw-color, youthful looking, broad of beam, with chocolaty fruit and a smoky aftertaste. Score: 88

 

SERVING

Potential aging : 3-8 years Tasting temperatute : 8-10°c Food matching : Sea food, cheese, poultry with vin jaune, fish

 

 

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