Perrot-Batteux et Filles Millésime 1997 Brut Nature Magnum
When Cynthia Perrot's father came up from the family caves smiling and holding unlabeled, chalk-covered bottles, we had reason to be excited. He said the bottles were a 50/50 blend from the 1995 and 1996 vintages and they were certainly 100% Chardonnay. He blended these bottles and stashed them away in 1997, so we're calling it Cuvée 97. Aged supremely in bottle for 16+ years, and just recently disgorged, it has developed extraordinary character and we asked it to be finished and corked as is, with zero dosage.