Louis de Sacy Cuvée Nue Brut Zéro, Non-Dosé Champagne
Score : 91/100
‘Nue’ is French for naked.
The Cuvée Nue is Champagne Louis de Sacy’s Non-Dosé wine, meaning no liqueur (and therefore no sugar) was added at disgorgement prior to release. You therefore get the wine exactly like it was at the end of its ageing in bottle. The naked wine then if you wish, hence the cuvée name.
As you see on the images, this is doesn’t quite have a normal label!
It only has a back label. Though looking through the bottle, you can see the name of the wine and a few other mentions (like Brut Zéro Grand Cru). Pretty, and smart!
The bottle seems ‘naked’ which it allows the wine’s color itself to be the main feature on the bottle.
For the technical stuff:
This wine was elaborated with the 3 main classic champagne grape varieties, all from Verzy Grand Cru vineyard sites around Louis de Sacy’s home town.
But how good this Louis de Sacy Cuvée Nue Brut Zéro actually taste like?
The answer is in the tasting notes:
This Champagne comes in a yellow color, with a slight pink hue. A little gris if you wish.
The nose is restrained with delicate floral notes and subtle red berries aromas. It’s a basket of forest berries (strawberry and raspberry in particular).
A few nutty tones too.
Being a Brut Nature, it’s dry, expectedly, but it doesn’t feel so much so as the backbone of acidity that drives the palate is well balanced by fine bubbles and an oily texture.
Delicate fruity flavors of Pinot Noir are followed by the appearance of nutty tones (it felt like they’d come from the Chardonnay).
It’s fresh, deep and complex. Good linear tension, in a restrained style.
Long and vinous.