Stephane Regnault Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Lydien N°29 NV
Stéphane is an inspired young winemaker who worked as a sommelier in London and Paris and as an aerospace engineer before taking over the family vineyards in Oger and Le Mesnil. Certified organic, he follows biodynamic practices on the vineyards and his range uses only grapes grown by him. Stéphane is a passionate jazz saxophone player and names his cuvées after jazz modes that the wines remind him of, musical scales that date back to Ancient Greece.
From vines planted between 1950 and 1980 on light soil with chalk. Hand harvested, fermentation and aging ⅓ in used barrels, and ⅔ in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is neither encouraged or blocked - generally occurs in the barrels, but not in the tanks. Bottling in June, and disgorged after a minimum of 30 months. Annual production 1,800 bottles.