Cuvée des Caudalies 99

Cuvée des Caudalies 99

Type: Espumoso
Country: France
Region: Champagne
City: 51190 Avize
Address: 12, Place Léon Bourgeois
(+33) 0 326575329
Year established: 1890
Production (bottles): 55.000
Vineyard area: 6
Brands: De Sousa&Fils Brut Tradition, Brut Reserve, The Cuvée of the Millenniun, Cuvée del Caudalies, Brut Rose.
Price: 45 €

A Chardonnay from fifty year-old vines grown in vineyards classed as “Grand Cru”, noted for its strong character. Lively and varied aromas, with a fruity first sensation, clearly citrus with some Granny Smith apple, followed by a hint of wood from maturing in oak, which enhances its complexity. More than just very aromatic, its fruitiness is evident on the taste buds, where it is very crisp, with a mellow acidity; it is elegant and balanced, evolving, growing, blossoming, going about it subtly, and always sprightly. It is perhaps lacking the full body needed to make it an exceptional product, though its character brings out the ease with which it is sipped while maintaining a significant identity. Delicate and singular in a character as bold as it is charming.