The King’s Path
The “Collection Privée” or Private Collection represents the most exclusive and exceptional Cuvées from Le Chemin du Roi. This Cuvée, our Blanc de Blancs from the much heralded 2000 vintage is the paramount assertion of a Champagne made for a King.
Made from 100% Chardonnay sourced from top growers in the Montagne de Reims and Côte de Blancs appellations of Champagne, the wine spent over 10 years aging on the lees before disgorgement, resulting in a strong, yet elegant and complex, yet flawless Cuvée with notes of toasted brioché, Meyer lemons, creamy pineapple, and balanced minerality.
All hail the King
The light golden yellow color is distinctive from the top Chardonnay grapes in the Côte des Blancs. The nose gives a beautiful combination of preserved oranges, fresh mint, white tobacco and wet stone. This is amplified by flavors of pineapple, orange peel, mandarin and toasted caramel. The acidity balances everything out, concluding in an expressive and long finish with a delicate and toasted aftertaste.
Made from selected Chardonnay grapes grown in the finest microclimates in Champagne. Following harvest, grapes are pressed immediately in press houses in the vineyards, and first press juice is only used for the wine. Blending is done after primary fermentation and the final Cuvée completes secondary fermentation in the bottle. This wine is truly one of opulence, as the aromas and flavors are deep and concentrated and will continue to develop and mature with more age.