Historically, since the beginning of the 20th century, this cuvée had gone under the name of “Blanc de Blancs”.
“Longitude” originates exclusively from the Chardonnay grapes grown on the Côte des Blancs: Vertus, Oger, Avize, Cramant, which form a line close to the 4th meridian.
This non-vintage cuvée contains 40% of wines coming from our perpetual reserve begun in 2004.
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION:
The grapes are pressed gently, the juices are clarified very slightly and then go directly into wood. The natural alcoholic fermentation (indigenous yeasts) and the malolactic fermentation begin spontaneously in the Stockinger casks and vats. The wines are matured on the natural lees during their first year, with no filtering or fining being carried out.
The blending and the tirage are carried out in July. The bottles are taken down into the coolness of the cellars and stacked on lattes, the second fermentation takes place and maturation goes on for at least two more years.
Each bottle is disgorged by hand 6 months before being marketed. The dosage is only 3g/l (extra brut!).
Perfect as an aperitif, its straightness and its mineral character will whet your appetite. It’s ready to drink now, but may also be laid down for a few years.