Unlike his cuvées, this is fermented and ages in oak barrels, giving a completely different profile. Much richer on the nose, with a hint of sweet vanilla. The palette is all Cramant though, with a crisp, grippy and chalky backbone, you feel the oak, but it's more a sensation than a flavour, creating ample mid palate weight and a beautiful long finish.
The house was founded in 1932 and is now run by the fourth generation, Jean-Etienne and Jean-Emmanuel, who work with a large chunk of vineyards mainly in the brilliant village of Cramant. They also have vines in Chouilly, Oiry, Bergeres les Vertus and Cuis. They are HVE certified and use malolactic throughout their wines and some oak in Cuvée Variance. Their wines show a wonderful creamy side to the village; round, opulent and moreish with a nicely poised zesty edge.
Blanc de Blancs Sous Bois