Jean Velut Lumiere et Craie NV Special Edition


Tasting Note

Bottled in 2013, as a perpetual reserve, then disgorged 8 years later in March 2021. Gorgeously generous nose full of brioche, honey, salted caramel and this brilliant fresh, chalky element which perfectly balances those two contrasting components. The wine has a Charles Heidsieck like element to it with this stunning buttery play and wonderful sweet elegance on the finish. This is so good!


There aren't many producers in the village of Montgueux and this is one of the very best. He works with 7.7 hectares of mostly Chardonnay creating a playful style of wine that flirts with oxidation. Their wines charm from the outset and their Lumiere et Craie is a fascinating wine made from reserve wines, (does not have a "base year"). Creamy, layered and complex.

Country: France | Region: Cote des Bar, Champagne | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Chardonnay