Spirit-lifting loveliness on the nose. Generous lightly baked lemon with bright, red skinned apples, and a spritz of lemon peel dancing over the top. The palate has more of the same: homemade lemonade, sharp but sweet with a hint of lime, lemon curd and pastry. There's a touch of something riper too - dried mango and white peach. Lovely bright finish full of green apple skin and crystallised lime. The 40% of reserve wine adds texture of cream and flavours of brioche.
The new wave of Burgundy-oriented Champagne producers emancipated from selling grapes to the powerful negociants and huge Chamapgne names. Brocard-Pierre farm bottle specific vineyard sites rather than massive blends - one of only 2% of whom are biodynamic. Lovely citrus nose with some brioche richness.