Caillez Lemaire Eclats magnum
2013 and 2012. 75% oak with a blend of 50/25/25 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Meunier, 5g/ltr and disgorged June 2020. Lovely bright colour with a nose full of amber, dried leather, tobacco and toast. The first sip is delightfully fresh with lemon, muesli and a lovely mouthfeel and weight. There is a delightful length and texture for a non vintage magnum and added to that a wonderful salinity which draws you back to the glass!
We totally fell in love with this producer when we first visited nearly 10 years ago. Based in Damery, with vines in 57 plots in 7 villages, predominantly Meunier, their wines show a crisp style and age like legends. They acquired the HEV certificate recently and there is a real honesty to their winemaking and wines.
50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier