A Chardonnay (60%) and Meunier (40%) blend, with a full profile and a slightly oxidative note. This champagne uses no added sulphites. Ripe gooseberry, raspberries, peaches, apricot and quince, combine with toasted nutty notes and a hint of chalk. This is Franck’s top cuvée and has astounding complexity and finish that goes on and on. Dosage: 0-6 g/l
Story: Franck Pascal was one of the first biodynamic growers in Champagne and remains one of its most passionate and gifted winemakers. He meticulously cares for 7 hectares in the Vallée de La Marne with what he calls, “a deep sensitivity for nature and the energy forces in our vines.” Sérénité refers to a connection to the present, something Franck strives for with his farming and encourage when drinking his wines. This wine is made without any SO2 (the other cuvées have 30 mg/L on average). Franck began testing the process in 2008, and found that the unsulphured wine had more purity compared to a sample of the same wine with a bit of SO2 added. He believes this cuvée has a strong, unique energy field that they manage in farming and during vinification which protects it naturally.
Vinification: 45 year-old vines growing on flint, millstone and hard limestone soils. Grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed and placed in an enamelled vat for the first alcoholic fermentation. Indigenous yeasts only, and kept on its lees for 5 years. Unfined, unfiltered and zero dosage.
Match it with: Pigeon or guinea fowl, scallops in butter, fish in beurre blanc.
- Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
- France, Champagne
- Franck Pascal
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve