Champagne de Sousa Tradition NV (6-Pack)
**Sold as a 6-Pack**
Grape varieties : 50% Chardonnay, Chablis pruning 40% Pinot Noir, Cordon de Royat pruning 10% Pinot Meunier, Cordon de Royat pruning
Our "Brut Tradition" Champagne is a blend of several vintages. It owes its roundness to the Pinot Noirs, its vinosity to the Pinot Meuniers and its freshness to the Chardonnays. Fermentation temperature: 18 °C. The grapes come from vines harvested at complete maturity.
Clear and brilliant, with hints of green. Forms a thick, tight mousse when poured and leaves a delicate, long-lasting "necklace" of bubbles at the surface. The nose is elegant and floral but also very expressive and intense, revealing a certain finesse. There's a touch of mimosa, followed by citrus and ripened fruit. On the palate the attack is clear-cut, and the Champagne's bright freshness is complemented by notes of warm honey. The finish is pleasant and average in length.
Our vineyards are located in the villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, all classified as Grand Cru: for Chardonnay (white grapes), and in Aÿ and Ambonnay, classified as Grand Cru for Pinot Noir (black grapes). The magnificent hillsides of La Côte des Blancs, afford the vines ideal exposure and maximum sunshine to produce perfect ripeness in the grapes and the chalky soil brings a characteristic finesse, elegance and vivacity to the champagnes.
Each individual plot in our vineyards is tended with the utmost care by members of the family whose overriding conviction is that the soil is the crucial starting place in the creation of first class Champagnes. Everything about our work with our vines, of which three quarters are more than 40 years old, is driven by the utmost respect for Nature and the environment: everything is meticulously managed, we use only organic fertilizer and we promote natural predators. In fact we are going even further and the entire estate is being converted to biodynamic practices.
An authentic and very individual champagne, Brut Tradition is the result of this rigourous focus on quality.