NV Doyard 'Cuvée Vendémiaire' Blanc des Blancs Brut 1er Cru
Do you Doyard?? You should! The Doyard family traces their winemaking roots in Champagne back to 1677. Today, Guillaume is at the helm, farming 10 ha of prime vineyards in Vertus and the Grand Cru villages of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant, Oger, Avize and Aÿ. 100% Chardonnay - 50% 2015, 30% 2014, 20% 2013 - primarily from Vertus. 45+-year-old vines. 15% of wine undergoes ML. Fermented and aged in 60% stainless steel and 40% older 228L barrels. Aged at least 60 months on the lees.
92 points, Wine Spectator. "Mingling aromas of peach, white flowers, green apple, nutmeg and toasted almonds, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a vinous profile, lively acids and fine length on the finish."