Translating rather poetically as "Meunier of Yesteryear" this is one of the "Terroir" based cuvées created from 50-55 year old vines by the current 3rd generation custodians of the domaine. This 100% Pinot Meunier cuvée is made with reserve wines taken from 2014 (50%) and 2013 (50%). The 2014 is traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks and the 2013 was vinified in oak barrels for 6-7 months before blending. No malolactic fermentation was allowed to happen which helps the wine to maintain the brightness of the Meunier. It is then bottled and left on the lees for about 36 months - far longer than appellation rules dicate for a non-vintage champagne. Dosage is very low at 3g per litre as the Serveaux siblings have found that these older vines producer inherently richer wines that don't need as much sugar to adjust the acidity.
Aromas of fresh pear, green tea and sweet brioche are bolstered by robust biscuit and toast flavours and an intensely rounded palate. Creamy and rich with a long finish.