Champagne Petit & Bajan is the chiseled jewel of Richard and Véronique Petit. Together, they cultivate two of the greatest terroirs of Champagne: Avize and Verzenay, classified Grand Cru vineyards. They approach the preparations with thoroughness, patience and rigor. Every detail counts… The grapes are picked very ripe, the bottles modeled after an old bottle unearthed in their family cellar in Avize.
Domaine Petit & Bajan crafts “grower” Champagne, a récoltant-manipulant house that grows its own grapes and makes its own wine all on site. This qualitative difference is crucial for those seeking the ultimate in Champagne flavor and character. The estate’s vineyards are split between the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, with just over two acres of Chardonnay vines in Avize, Cramant and Oger, and five acres of Pinot Noir in Verzenay. All vineyards are rated grand cru and are cared for sustainably. Crucially, the estate aims to harvest only perfectly ripe fruit, resulting in many local growers finishing the harvest before they even start. Grapes are harvested by hand, and sorted in the fields and cellar. Grapes are pressed in a traditional, upright wooden press in small batches, immediately after harvesting. Juice is settled naturally, and fermented on selected yeasts. Malolactic conversion is allowed. Wines are aged in bottle for a minimum of three years. Dosage as a rule is low, no more than 3 grams/L for all Champagnes.
100% Chardonnay. A selection of grand cru-rated fruit from the villages of Avize, Oger and Cramant. A delicate bouquet of lemon blossoms opens to a velvety, intense and suave mouthful of pure, racy Chardonnay fruit. A gorgeous wine. ‘Nuit Blanche’ means “white night.”
WSI94+ Deep golden color. Superb fragrant nose, rich apple compote, stewed pear, mineral sea breeze. The palate is full-bodied and lively with almond and hazelnut notes and a crisp mineral core that brightens up the entire palate. Invigorating! And the price is excellent!
Suggested Food Pairing: As an aperitif; with sushi or other fresh seafood; grilled white meats