Foliage Extra Brut Hervé Jestin NV
Château d’Avize has recently been purchased by Abrau Durso, the Russian sparkling producer and they have hired Hervé Jestin as their chief winemaker. Hervé Jestin is one of the most iconic winemakers in Champagne as he is one of the first to have introduced biodynamic principles to the Champagne region as he believes in producing wines that are harmonious and as natural as possible. Foliage is dominated by Chardonnay (60%) that comes from the Côte des Blancs and has partially spent time in oak. It has spent 36 months maturing “Sur Lattes” and being Extra Brut (less than 6g residual sugar) its richness is balanced by very good acidity.
Certified Organic, this Champagne has a full but elegant mouth feel with delicious notes of tropical fruits and baked apples, the palate develops into dry and zippy Sicilian lemons characters. The finish is long, mineral with savoury hints of fennel.