Sugar is currently not really fashion. Nevertheless, or for that very reason, I have great respect for the choice of Nathalie and Jean Vignier to preserve this traditional wine style created by their parents and grandparents. A relic of the past century, a memory of the 1960s Champagne style, or a well-guarded secret in the form of a succulent champagne bonbon?
Made of grapes from the family vineyards in Barbonne-Fayel and Saudoy (Coteaux du Sézannais), a base wine from 2012 and a reserve wine from 2011, dosage done with in-house liqueur, 37 grams of sugar and a delightful, sweetish-soft taste! Hazelnut and vanilla aromas bring in sweet spices, red currants and limes ensure freshness, as do the sparkling little bubbles. Lemon aromas and slight bitterness give the wine a fairly long finish.
This champagne loves to come to your family aperitif, accompanied by some puff pastry with cheese or toasts with butter and sardines. For dessert I recommend a pear tart with vanilla ice cream.