Ecueil, village of la Montagne de Reims classified as Premier Cru. Sloping parcels on a soil composed of clay and chalk.
Wine making process:
The grapes collected and manually selected are mashed in a pneumatic winepress. The alcoholic fermentation occur in thermo-regulated tanks. The wines did partially the malo-lactic fermentation (20% of the
blending). 30% of the wine was aged in oak barrels for 5 months. The oak came from the Ecueil’s forest.
After the blending and the bottling, we keep the wines in our cellars during a minimum of three years. After the foaming, the maturing period will give to Champagne its delicacy and discerning flavors. After dosing, during the disgorgement period, the Champagne Ellipse 2014 has 5.5g/L of sugar.
The color is crystalline, yellow with green gold hues. There is a nice bead of fine bubbles. The nose, complex, expresses notes of citrus (lemon), yellow fruits, honeysuckle and slightly minty aromas. Little by little is revealed a nice woody, well integrated. In the mouth, the attack is frank and precise. It is a champagne with
volume, a certain chew and a beautiful persistence. On the salivating finish, we find in retro-olfaction aromas perceived on the nose.
Wine and food pairing:
A sea bream tartare with citrus fruits. A Carpaccio of Saint