Base wines are carefully selected among the best French terroirs, to attain the unique style Grand MÉRITE is known for. The blend varies according to each vintage characteristics, with generally a high proportion of Pinot Noir.
These base wines were fined, filtered and brought to low temperature. They were put into bottles along with liqueur de tirage (wine mixed with cane sugar syrup) and specially prepared quality yeasts. During the following month, took place the prise de mousse: a second fermentation during which the yeasts transformed the sugar into alcohol and carbonic gas, thus creating bubbles. Once their work was done, the yeasts died and fell along the side of the bottle. In the coolness of our premises, each GRAND MÉRITE has spent long months on these laths, acquiring every day more complexity. To remove this deposit, the bottles were first put upside down by remuage, then opened by dégorgement, which instantly expulsed the yeasts. Our home-made liqueur d’expédition, brought the final touch to this premium Cuvée.
Brilliant golden colour robe with pearly sheen reflections. Abundant and rich mousse.
Expressive and complex aromas. Brioche and French baguette flavours appear to the first nose; then evolve towards more fruity notes, mostly cherry.
Nice balance between sugar and acidity. Ample mouth, with a strong wine-personnality. Fruity palate, then slightly spicy finish: raspberry and cherry combine with liquorice.
Grand Mérite will be perfect with refined seafood entries, goat cheese and some delicate desserts.
Alcohol contents: 11.5 %
Doseage: 7-8 g/l. (BRUT)
Between 6° and 8°C.
Product of France