2006 was a very warm year, qualified by distinguishing precipitations designs. Observing on from an extraordinarily chilly as well as rainy August, a hot, dry September hastened up the ripening procedure creating distinctive, rich, challenging grapes. 20 % red or white wines matured in timber (maple barrels) along with once a week batonnage - no malolactic fermentation. Cristal is a mix of huge crus from the Reims mountain, the Marne Lowland as well as Côte des Blancs. Developed for 5 years in basements - 8 months' sitting after disgorging. Dose varies between 8 as well as 10 g/l according to the vintage.