Céline and Laurent Tripoz founded their estate in 1986 by acquiring small parcels of vines around the village of Loché in the Maconnais. They began by contributing to the local coop, but quickly decided that they could produce higher quality wines themselves, and the first vintage was released in 1990. Today there are 11.5 hectares of vines all farmed biodynamically since the late 1990's. Yields are low, only natural yeasts are used and the addition of sulphur is kept to a minimum. Their Cremant is 100% Chardonnay and spends 27 months on the lees before disgorgement. The result is a full and ripe sparkling wine packed with tropical fruit notes.
A delightful mousse leads to a nose of green apples, pineapple and orange peel with a hint of spearmint. The palate is lush and creamy with a slight spice and notes of walnuts and mango. Made in small quantities, this would give your favourite Champagne a run for its money, and would pair well with creamy poultry dishes, whole-roasted fish, or soft, tangy cheeses.