La vendange :
Messrs. Prieur, 1998 harvest book:
While the weather was favourable all year round, a sharp drop or temperature and rainfall appeared at the end of august. This has created some concern about grape maturation. But it benefited from the freshness of this period of the year to grow. A great and warm weather allowed the grapes to finish their maturity. The harvest happened in the middle of September in a summer atmosphere. Then, the harvest was of excellent quality, promising a futur vintage.
La dégustation :
Le service :
Dried grape, dry tobacco and peppery hints on the nose. The quiet power of this vintage will give torrefaction notes.
On the palate, the volume is salty with kirsch flavours. The masculine power of this champagne shows a finish with stone fruits and candied zest.
Dosage : 3g/L Chardonnay Vertus de réserve.
Service temperature: 10°c
Food pairing : Peking duck
Very limited edition