Wine Spectator 91 points - Firm and tightly knit, with racy acidity backing apricot tart, toasted almond and ground ginger hints that show a touch of marmalade. Features a creamy, chalk-tinged finish. Disgorged April 2011. Drink now through 2018. -AN
(Jul 31 2013)
This Brut Blanc de Blancs cuvee comes from the terroir of Bassuet and Bassu, in the region of Perthois, near Vitry le Francois. It was aged in tanks for 6 months, including 3 months sur-lies.
|Pascal and his wife Laure own and operate this fabulous small grower Champagne domaine in the town of Vertus, located near Avize. The Doquet’s Champagnes are made entirely from their 15 hectares (2.5 Grand Cru / 12.5 Premier Cru) which are all farmed organically and hand harvested. The vines are planted at 7500 vines per hectare and the ages range from 7-71 years of age, with an average of 28 years old.
In the Cellar the wines ferment in both tank and cask before being bottled to under go secondary fermentation where they are allowed to rest on their lees for a minimum of 2 years but often up to 3 before disgorgement; much longer than the law requires. This technique and patience allows for the wines to develop richness and depth.