NV Thierry Massin Brut Selection

The Massin vineyards overlook the village of Ville Sur Arce. Limestone soils produce exceptional Pinot Noir, which is both structured and elegant. The Massins practice culture raisannée meaning they work parcel by parcel. Wines are vinified and bottled at the estate and spend three years ageing in the cellars. Brother and sister Thierry and Dominque took over the family estate in Aube in 1977. The Massin family have been independent Champagne producers for 30 years, making them pioneers among grower Champagne vintners. 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, Côte des Bar. · A touch of yeast and floral qualities on the nose. A little richer in the mouth with plum and herbal flavors. Very focused and precise with a powerful attack. Mineral notes on the finish. Delicious and a real sense of maturity. Try with lamb. Reviewed August 6, 2007

Winery: Thierry Massin
From article: IPNC: Continuing Ed in Pinot Noirvana