2016 'Marie Louise' Prestige Cuvée
We produced ‘Marie-Louise’ Prestige Cuvée with a desire to produce an exceptional sparkling, representing the very best of our viticulture and winemaking, which combined the elegance, finesse and subtlety of Chardonnay with the robustness, structure and breadth of Pinot Noir.
Made in very limited quantities, 'Marie Louise' is crafted using Methode Traditionelle. 76% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Noir co-pressed and co-fermented, with 12 months on lees; 8 months in bottle. A classic lean style from a cool climate, 'Marie Louise' has an intense white-gold colour with tremendous lively effervescence. The nose is delicate yet exudes an abundance of fresh brioche, subtle toasted almonds, stewed apples and apricots and butter. The palate opens with an immediate impact of fullness and silky texture with a delicious feel of fresh cream, nougat and pistachio. Very long finish.
The weight combined with mineral freshness means 'Marie Louise' can be served with a leg of lamb with rosemary or mint sauce; minute steak dressed with olive oil and black truffles; filet mignon with morel mushrooms; a beautifully roasted chicken stuffed with sage; or the most classic of French dishes – Pot-au-feu. For the vegetarian, go no further than a Vegetarian Nut Roast with blue cheese, whole roasted cauliflower, butternut dauphinoise or persian squash and pistachio roast.
Named after our ancestor, Marie-Louise, Countess and later Marquise de Beaurepaire. A lady both elegant and refined, but also a real power behind the scenes in Burgundy and Versailles with her husband, Marquis Jean-Baptiste Joseph de Beaurepaire.