Sourire de Reims (literally, the 'Smile of Reims' - named in honour of the legendary smiling angel watching over Reims Cathedral) is made from the finest Chardonnay (60%) and Pinot Noir (40%) grapes from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, only in vintage years of the very highest quality.
The result is an extraordinarily elegant champagne of rare quality, displaying both the fresh minerality of the Chardonnay and the spicy complexity of the Pinot Noir. It opens fresh and clean, with notes of white flowers, apricot and cinnamon, after which mineral and coffee-like notes gradually become apparent, with spicy notes of cloves and liquorice from the Pinot Noir. Thanks to the low dosage, this cuvée retains its essential freshness.
Unsurprisingly garlanded with many awards, more surprisingly almost impossible to find outside France until now. They don't let the good stuff out, but we found a way.