All of Jerome Coessens grapes come from his Monopole vineyard 'Largillier' where only Pinot Noir is grown. The vineyard is comprised of 4 plots which Jerome has named: Mineral, Fruity, Flowery, and Substance. After an excavation to analyze the soil it was discovered that Largillier is comprised of Kimmeridian Marl No. 2, the same soil that the top premier, and grand cru vineyards of Chablis are comprised of. This is the same vineyard that Guilaume Selosse gets his grapes from for his Largillier which sells for 5 times the price; him and Coessens who are friends have worked out an agreement so he can bottle under his own label. Only the oldest vines from the vineyard are used in Coessens production. The Millesime comes from the "Substance" plot silky with cocoa, ripe fruits, a precise salinity, and a savory element making it very diverse for pairings. It is said that this can even pair with fillet mignon, and while that might be an over-stretch its fascinating to think it’s possible. This Champagne is Selosse-like, less rich and more approachable out of the gate not requiring extended cellar time, but is certainly ageable if that's what you choose. Only made in selected vintages and aged for an extended period on the lees to develop more complexity. This is a rare and highly renowned terrior driven Champagne, very seldomly found in the USA!