64% Pinot Noir ; plot Les Rosets, SACY
36% Chardonnay ; plot Les Vouagnes, ECUEIL
Our ALAIN cuvée is a tribute to our father Alain Brochet, head of the Domaine until 2012. Being himself the fruit of a blend of the terroirs of Sacy (by his mother Yvonne Hervieux) and Ecueil (by his father Henri Brochet) , this cuvée is in his image. We are looking for the perfect harmony, balance and consistency to produce a Champagne with an elegant and seductive complexity.
On these two terroirs classified Premier Cru, the vines of about thirty years evolve on a clay-limestone soil with grass on one road out of two, where we engage in meticulous work and reasoned cultural practices, such as plowing in electric tractor.
The beautiful year 2015, historic for its spring and summer heat, remains exceptional for the quality of the grapes, in perfect sanitary condition and correctly swollen by fair rain two weeks before the harvest.
The production is meticulous and sharp. Chardonnay is vinified in part in 300 liter oak barrels (10%), and without malolactic fermentation to preserve its acidity. The Pinot Noir vinified in temperature-controlled vats with malolactic fermentation balances the Chardonnay with a rounder side. The low dosage of expedition liqueur finalizes the finesse and elegance of the cuvée.
DVE Guide « A Vintage Champagne with fullness and class »
Food-wine pairing: sea bass with seaweed butter or Kouglof with raisins and candied oranges.
On the go: smoked sturgeon terrine on toast.
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50% Pinot Noir – 50% Chardonnay
In tribute to Henri Brochet-Hervieux, who created an innovative spirit for our production in 1943, we decided to prepare a special cuvée HBH 1er Cru in the years we judged, after tasting, exceptional.
This blend brings together, in equal parts, our best Pinots Noirs d’Ecueil (Les Rosets and Les Laytis plots), with our best exposed plots of Chardonnay (Les Vouagnes in Ecueil and Le Mont-Benoit in Villers aux Noeuds), evolving on clay-limestone soils.
For this cuvée, aging on laths of 12 years is observed. This slow improvement of the wine by the fine lees during the bottle fermentation gives HBH Premier Cru all its power, roundness, elegance and aromatic complexity. Disgorging with a light dosage of expedition liqueur (made from our reserve wines) completes the magic and exclusivity of HBH.
DVE Guide « Chiseled, elegant and racy Champagne of a beautiful youth despite its blooming aromas »
Food and wine pairing: Rice cooked in poultry juice and grilled mushrooms or cod and clam steamed with sake.
On the go: with white asparagus.