Vintage 2004, the House's 64th vintage, is a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to Roger Zèches, Cellar Master from 1941 to 1969.
Born on August 7, 1904, he took over from his father and left his indelible mark on the post war vintages. The 1904 harvest was abundant for the time and proved one of the best of the early 20th century. History may or may not repeat itself, but these two cuvees, separated by exactly a century, owe their beginnings to similarly beneficial conditions.The exceptionally good weather conditions in September 2004 allowed the abundant crop of grapes to ripen beautifully. So between September 23 and October 13, we harvested some exceptional grapes in excellent conditions.
The Pinot Noir wines are fruity and full-bodied; the Chardonnay wines show a lot of distinction, and the Meunier wines add a touch of gourmandise.
"One of the best vintages since the great 2002, this is a sophisticated, fruit and yeast- driven wine. It has a delicate touch, with its white fruit flavors well integrated into the toasty and tangy texture. It will age for many more years."
Wine enthusiast September 2012
Appearance: Luminous, Brilliant gold,Fine bubbles
Aromas: Hints of toast and brioche, Dried fruits