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LOUIS NICAISE brut reserve 1er cru


premier cru. grower champagne. this bottle is their louis nicaise 1er cru brut reserve mv, it is made up of 40% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir and 30% pinot meunier from the 2009, 2010, and 2011 harvests. it was aged for a little over 5 years on its lees and finished with a dosage of 8 grams per liter. the nose shows a fun mix of tart apple, tropical fruits, some cream and a light nut note. the palate has a zingy acid base that leads to tart stone fruits, citrus and the slightest hint of nuttiness. try this with a fancy seven layer salad with endive and yogurt. d&m tasting notes

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about the producer LOUIS NICAISE
champagne louis nicaise is located in the vallee de la marne village of hautvillers in the heart of champagne. dom perignon made this village famous and it is known as the birthplace of champagne. though the historical record is not clear on that point. the fourth generation nicaise estate has taken a qualitative turn for the better in recent years. the new generation of laure nicaise-préaux and her husband, then 25 year old clement préaux, began working at the domain in 2007. clement apprenticed with the great anselme selosse before then, and the young couple has implemented a progressive approach including lower dosage and gaining certification for sustainability.