PHILOSOPHY OF PR18-90 PR90-18 is a blend of two of Henri Giraud’s perpetual reserves – one nourished by the 'Aÿ Grand cru Fût de Chêne' from each vintage since 1990, and the other by the 'Esprit Nature'. With this, cellarmaster Sébastien Le Golvet is playing with time and history introducing an amazing energy to a great white wine and opening up a whole new dimension of Champagne: one in which space and time are suspended, and in which complexity of great wine prevail. WHAT IS A PERPETUAL RESERVE? A perpetual reserve is the history and the DNA of a Champagne House. It blends wines in one vessel over multiples harvests: each year, after the first fermentation, the cellar master adds young wines to the perpetual reserve and draws off what he needs to bottle the non-vintage cuvees for the year. The blend takes on greater depth and nuance with time bringing layers of complexity to Champagne. GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay Selection of parcels from Aÿ Grand Cru (Marne Valley) and from Louvois (Montagne de Reims) TASTING NOTES PR90-18 brings mellow textures with energetic and complex aromas of orange blossom, white flowers and baked fruits. It is underlines with a bitter minerality and finishes on an impressive freshness. A surprising Champagne, the energy of youth and the elegance of maturity.