Whole-clusters are handpicked and immediately brought to the pressoir to be gently pressed. The delicate operation of clarifying the must (called débourbage) is done as soon as the juice is extracted for a period of 24 hours. The life of the wine has begun. The alcoholic fermentation of each plot takes place at a low and controlled temperature (18°C ) in small thermoregulated stainless steel tanks and the wines go through a malolactic fermentation.
A unique savoir-faire and four generations of the Sainz-Clouet family have perpetuated the art of blending and making “probably” the very best champagne! Today, the family still gather to taste the wines and to create the magic of our blend using their wealth of knowledge and oenological experience, searching for the perfect harmony.
The wine is about to become Champagne ! To encourage the exquisite bubbles to rise in the bottle, we use the state-of-the art technology with fermenting bins and oxygen injection systems. The secondary fermentation, “prise de mousse”, slowly takes place in the darkness of our cool chalky cellars. Our champagne rest on lees for a minimum of four years to add richer aromas.
Et voila! Joy is what you feel when you gather with family and friends and raise a glass (or two) of Champagne Alexandra Sainz. The ultimate state of happiness!
Love at first sight with a beautiful velvety deep golden color with slight hints of violet, recalling its Pinot Noir origins.
The first aromas are reminiscent of white flowers, followed by seductive notes of dried fruits and mild spices mingling with fragrances of warm pastries, figs and hazelnuts.
Mouthfeel, our Brut Héritage is generous and full of sensations, with fresh citrus fruits, perfectly balanced with hints of hazelnuts and honey. The finish reveals the incredible creamy chalkiness of our terroir.
Our Brut Héritage is a sharp selection of the highest quality plots in Bouzy, blended with the best reserve wines.
This Champagne rests a minimum of 4 years on lees before disgorging.
The assemblage is made with 80% Pinot Noir Bouzy Grand Cru and 20% Chardonnay Bouzy Grand Cru expressing the best of our incredible terroir.
Brut Héritage honors hundreds years of tradition in Champagne with its remarkable intensity and concentration of flavors, typical from Bouzy.
It is also tribute to my family and a promise of generosity, elegance and lenght.
Awarded a GOLD medal by the 2022 and 2023 Sommeliers Choice Awards.
2013 was harsh and very capricious. Our dormant vines were covered with snow in the winter. Spring came a little later than usual with intense cold in May. Violent storms took place in June leading up to an exceptionally warm and sunny summer, allowing the cycle of the vineyard to ripe the grapes with an extremely high freshness.
The harvest in 2013 was overdue and started quite late but the result was worth the wait. This weather pattern exalted the finest of our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The quality of the fruit was superb and 2013 is to become a year that will go down in Champagne’s history books.
This vintage rested on lees for 8 years in our dark and chalky cellars. It reveals an extraordinary finesse and a capacity to age.
It is a very limited blend of the most expressive wines from 2013. Only 2,667 bottles were produced and just a few are currently released.
At first sight, a shimmering golden color and delicate string of pearls rising to the top of the glass.
On the nose, freshly baked gingerbread and candied fruits alongside ripe mirabelle plums.
En bouche, flavors of perfectly ripened figs mingling with light notes of brioche and honey giving the way to intense cooked fruits and tarte tatin flavor, enhanced by a lovely well balanced finish and a final hint of crisp Bosc pear.
Best served chilled between 46-50°F.
Place the bottle in an ice bucket filled with ice cubes and water and let chill for about 15-20 minutes before serving.