NV Savart L'Ouverture Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut, Champagne, France
L'Ouverture is 100% Pinot Noir all from the village of Ecueil, half of which was fermented in mostly neutral barrel with the other half is fermented in stainless steel. The wine only sees partial malolactic fermentation. Fred doesn't guide the malolactic fermentation, instead it is the inclusion of reserve wine that goes through malolactic fermentation because it has gone more temperature swings.
The wine is in equal parts a blend of three successive vintages and aged under cork, not crown cap. Dosage is 7g/L.