Sporting a more markedly floral, chalky nose than the classic disgorgement, this new “Brut Zero” version of the Vertus 1er Cru has a similarly chiseled frame to the Cramant above. However, it is less obviously bone-dry on the palate—the ample character the village manifesting itself in a rounder overall texture. The wine is firm without being hard, with a great interplay of supple fruit and intense stoniness.
From the same vines as the Vertus Brut, this bottling, without any dosage at all, does not sacrifice richness and balance. While perhaps a touch more filigree and leaning on finessse, it is a transparent, direct view to the terroir of Vertus.
Blend: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir
RM – récoltant manipulant