Pommery has taken the unusual step of creating a brut nature version of the Cuvée Louise 2004. The second Cuvée Louise to be released from that year, this version of the house's prestige line has no sugar added at all – rather than the usual low dosage.
The year was highlighted as one of the best vintages of the decade, and, according to winemaker Thierry Gasco, having no dosage accentuates the linear freshness and chalky intensity of the wine, making it a natural partner for the iodine saltiness of Belon oysters or razor clams.
Made with a 60/40 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Pommery Cuvée Louise is sourced from three Grand Cru vineyards in Champagne, with citrusy freshness and intensity of Chardonnay from Avize and Cramant, and the power and structure of Pinot Noir from Aÿ.
You can now taste both bruts side by side at Michelin-starred Sketch in Mayfair– the only venue to currently offer both champagnes.
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