Clos des Goisses is a walled vineyard of 5.8 hectares, one of the few “clos” of the region. It is not only the oldest but also the steepest in Champagne. In a perfect position facing due south, it stands on the best hillside in Mareuil-sur-Ay It really is an exceptional terroir where the chalky bedrock is very close to the surface. Partial vinification in wooden barrels (80%) leads to more complexity without premature oxidation. There is no malolactic fermentation, which enables the natural acidity of the wine to balance the powerful character of the terroir.
Clos des Goisses is divided into 14 plots, of which only the four best of 2011 were included in this blend. For the first time composed solely of Pinot Noir, due to the uprooting of Chardonnay vines in certain plots just before 2011, and the atypical and exceptionally floral aromatic profile of the vintage’s Pinot Noirs.
Aged at least eight years, at a constant temperature of 12°C in the House’s historic cellars in Mareuil-sur-Ay. The very low, Extra-Brut dosage (4.25 g/litre) gives full expression to the vinosity and minerality of this exceptional vineyard.