CUVEE INITIALES 2011
Clotilde and Nicolas have put all their knowledge, their attention and their love into the production of this prestigious cuvée that represents the flagship of their range.
Produced only in exceptional years, it is the oldest of their cuvées. By tasting the "Initiales" cuvée, you will enter into the essence of the "Chauvet" style. Champagne which is expressed by its elegance, combining tradition and modernity, feminity and complexity of aromas.
Assembly : 55%, Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay (5% aged in oak)
Year 2011 : very hot summer champagne. Ageing on the lees in bottle for 7 years.
Production : 5200 bottles
Visual pleasure : delicate collar, brilliant yellow and light.
Olfactory pleasure : Champagne expressive, subtle mixture of minerals, fruity and white flowers.
Gustatory pleasure : Palate, you will enjoy the liveliness, lightness and finesse of this Champagne of terroir. Grilled and mineral nose, sensations at the end-of-mouth with touches of exotic fruit and honey.
Harmony food and wine : Cuvee Initiales 2011 beautifully accompanies scallops seared in butter.
The opinion of Clotilde, the oenologist
The cuvée Initiales 2011 is a Champagne of perfect maturity, structured, with finesse. Very bright for a wine of 7 years of age, it is a delicate, subtle wine that I would call "aerien". The wine has a very low dosage to bring out the richness of the soil...