An exceptionally elegant champagne, that is lean and beautifully refreshing, at the same time, complex, long, and structured. "Reliance" really stands out from the crowd. The flavours and sensations of "Reliance" will connect you to the beauty that nature knows how to create when treated correctly. Let yourself be carried away by the moment, with the person or people who share this bottle with you.
Aged for 7 years on lees before disgorgement in 2019.
"Pale gold. A pungent bouquet displays scents of pear skin, nectarine, iodine and chalky minerals. The mineral and iodine qualities carry onto the palate, which offers intense orchard and pit fruit flavours, a chewy texture and a refreshingly bitter jolt of lemon pith. Closes with impressive power and mineral cut, leaving a juicy pear note behind." 92 points Josh Raynolds for Vinous.com.
Match it with: Smoked salmon
Terroir: Flint, millstone and hard limestone soil
Age of vines: 45 years old
Vinification: Hand-picked // fermentation takes place in an enamelled steel vat // indigenous yeasts only // no fining // no filtration // no acidification // second fermentation in the bottle // aged for 7 years on lees before disgorgement in 2019.
Dosage: Zero-dosage *no additional sugar has been added.
- Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
- France, Champagne
- Franck Pascal
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve