100% Chardonnay. Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the fourth generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. Today, Rodolphe holds 18 hectares of vineyards, predominantly in the grand cru of Les Mesnil-sur-Oger. Péters owns small-holdings in several other grand crus (Oger, Avize, and Cramant) but Les Mesnil-sur-Oger is where most of his vines are located. For more than forty years, a mere percentage point separated Le Mesnil from Grand Cru status, and it wasn’t until 1985 that the promotion came, even though many saw the village as the best of them all. Those grapes which grow in a belt at a height of 160-220 meters provide the most elegant champagnes the world has tasted. The cru has a very Special Chardonnay clone which gives a penetrating bouquet even when the actual content in a cuvée is small. Mesnil’s wines are often shy and acidic when young only to explode in a burst of color and sensational pleasures. This version of the Reserve Oubliee has the 2015 vintage as the base with reserve wine from 1988,1990, 1993, and 1995 through 2017. The grapes come from all his grand cru holdings and 75% of the wine goes through malo and the wine is aged for 5 years in bottle. This wine is all about the trademarks of Pierre Peters, class and personality.