Bijzondere Methode Cap Classique (Vonkelwijn), gemaakt van 100% Chardonnay maar zonder toegevoegde suikers (vandaar zero dosage).
Kleur: flonkerend licht goudgeel, zeer fijne belletjes
Geur: fris, citrus, voorjaarsbloemetjes, groene appels, iets mineralig
Smaak: strakdroog (geen toegevoegde suiker), complex, appels, elegant, verfijnde bubbels
Houdbaar tot: op dronk. Kan eventueel nog drie jaar worden bewaard.
Lekker bij: lichte voorgerechten met vis of gevogelte, als aperitief, bij de brunch en bij elke feestelijke gelegenheid.
Melissa’s tasting notes:
Grand finesse with subtle aromas of mineral notes and white fruit. Refreshing linear palate with a very clean finish. Good aging potential.
Zero Dosage is only produced by Genevieve MCC when the vineyards bring in above exceptional quality and the build up to harvest is showing itself to be a truly distinguished harvest and impeccable vintage.
Whole bunched pressed and juice from cuvvee only used; the purest juice of the pulp, rich in sugar and acid. My philosophy is vigilant attention and consideration in the vineyard with minimal but concise intervention in cellar, allowing each vintage to express itself from grape to bottle. 4 years yeast contact time before disgorgement with 8 months minimal cork contact before release to public.
The Genevieve Zero Dosage was disgorged in spring 2019 and then left for a further 8 months before releasing to the public.
The reasoning behind this is to obviously first of all to ensure maximum lees contact for 4 years and then once disgorged to allow the bottle to rest and settle and of course start the new process of ageing with cork.
In my experience when releasing the Zero Dosage a little more resting time is needed in comparison with the normal vintage as the wine is purer and shows more acidity and liveness which after a few extra months becomes more singular in taste and then rather shows off the entire profile of the wine.
In Champagne the min time after disgorgement for release is 3 months, for me with this particular vintage I felt 8 months after disgorgement would be benefit the customer as the product was then be perfect for release and ready to enjoy.
The Zero ’15 also has a beautiful capacity for further ageing but not many people can keep it for too long!