Guillaume Sergent. A tasting note

Guillaume Sergent started his own production in 2008. Sergent could be called a microproducer, he has 1,25 hectares which are organic/bio-dynamic. In contrast to his father, Guillaume Sergent uses minimal dosage, 1gr/l and allows the terroir to speak. Le Chemin des chappes is a small lieux-Dit in Vrigny in the Montagne de Reims.

Le Chemin des Chappes 1er Cru Extra Brut has 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier. Despite the use of Barrique the Champagne possesses remarkable freshness and good tension. The quality of the harvested grapes makes this champagne stand out. The Pinot Noir brings red fruits, spices,complexity and acidity. The Meunier really surprises with its savouriness and depth. We drunk this champagne with the first asparagus with sauce bearnaise. I imagine this champagne has the stuffing to pair well with richer dishes like Veal, Beef, Guinea fowl or sweet breads. It is just a shame that Sergent produces such small quantities and allocations are small.