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|Material||92 % Pinot Noir / 8 % Chardonnay|
The Grande Sendrée is named after a plot of land that was covered in ash (cendres) after the fire that ravaged Urville in 1836. A spelling error was introduced when the land surveying record was copied and Sendrée is still written today with an "S" instead of a "C." Grown in slightly chalky soil, the Chardonnay reveals its elegance while the leading Pinot Noir contributes its strength. Only the juice from the first pressing (the cuvée) is used. Low-pressure mechanical wine presses. Gravity is used instead of pumps. Low-temperature fermentation takes place for approximately two weeks. The next step is natural and full malolactic fermentation. No filtration is used. 35% of the wines are aged in casks made from the Forest of Tronçais, for a period of nine months. After bottling, the cuvée is then cellar-aged sur latte for six years. Dosage: 6 g/l Complex nose with notes of strawberry, raspberry and violet with a touch of smoke. A full-bodied Champagne that holds up well. Perfect as an aperitif. An excellent accompaniment to mussels, shrimp, lamb or creamy cheeses. Serve at 8° C.