The Inflorescence label uses grapes grown in the vineyards of Cedric's father, but Cedric controls 100% of the farming practices and methods. This is 100% Pinot Noir from a 0.5 hectare parcel.
Cedric creates his extraordinary champagnes in a quintessentially classic manner: he hand-harvests, vinifies the first press juice only, and crushes the grapes by foot. Élévage occurs entirely in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts.
He gives "La Parcelle" the longest aging regimen of all his wines. This wine is unfined, unfiltered, and aged for 80 months. It is non-dosé.
The 2003 Blanc de Noirs Inflorescence La Parcelle is a remarkable achievement in this torrid vintage. Berries, flowers and sweet spices meld together beautifully in this soft, approachable La Parcelle. Despite its opulence, the wine possesses remarkable freshness and balance. The 2003 isn’t the most complex La Parcelle, but it is among the most gratifying vintages to drink young. La Parcelle is located in Celles-sur-Ource. The average age of the vines is 35 years. Disgorged April, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018. -92pts WA (AG)