Grape Variety : 100% Pinot Meunier
Aging : 10 Years
Dress : Deep gold color
Nose : Candied fruits and honey that evolves to toasted brioche
Tasting : Creamy. It ‘s a fat wine where partial vinificationundergrowth enriches the terroir. A mineral character with a certain tension.We find tertiary aromas of evolution recalling the notes of prunes of very old cognacs To share with connoisseurs.
Soil: Silex, Argile Blanche, Marnes, Craie
Average age of vines: 50 ans
Aging: 10 year on lees in our vaulted cellars of the 18th century
Dosage : 5 gr/ L -BRUT
Annual production : 4000 bottles
For over 15 years, Mandois worked on the concept of a Champagne able to impress drinkers at the end of a good meal. We refer to this as our “After Dinner” Champagne. Our work started in the vineyards and we experimented with different levels of maturity in selected plots within Mandois’ 40 hectares of vineyards. Tasting tests over time revealed that only one plot gave us the result we were after: Le Clos Mandois, a 1.5 hectare walled vineyard growing Pinot Meunier and located near the property.
A great vintage, perfectly ripe grapes, ageing in oak barrels in the purest house style since 1735, and prolonged bottle ageing … we did everything needed to create the unique taste of an “After Dinner” Champagne. This concept and the long hard work in the cellars are now embodied by Clos Mandois 2004. Nearly 4,000 kilos of the best grapes selected from a 1.5 hectare vineyard in the heart of our vineyards in Pierry, are used to create a Champagne of inimitable complexity, derived primarily from old Pinot Meunier vines planted in 1955.
Its pronounced golden hue, its extraordinary complexity on the nose and its impressive intensity on the palate reflect our quest for perfection and firmly place this exceptional Champagne among the “grands vins de Champagne”.
- HENRI MANDOIS
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