🍇 75% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier
Region: France, Champagne, Vallée de la Marne
Farming/ Vinification: Hélène and Jean-Baptiste are young and vivacious vignerons cultivating three hectares in around the western Marne valley, with their cellar in the town of Crézancy. They’ve been working these plots since 2007, but it was just in 2016 that they released their first vintage. The two craft minuscule quantities of honest, expressive biodynamic champagnes that cherish the life of the vineyard (they chose bees for their labels as Jean-Baptiste thought the honeybee was a perfect representation of this). In keeping, they never use herbicides or pesticides. Jean-Baptiste’s grandfather ran the property as a mixed farm back in the day, and he was the first to cultivate a system of honeybee hives. The vineyard is worked with respect for nature. Once they have reached maturity, the grapes are harvested and then aged in oak barrels for 11 months. Our non-interventionist methods allow the wine to fully express itself.
Blended from the 2016 and 2017 vintages of Pinot Noir and Meunier, this Grower Champagne is bringing in a breath of fresh air into the traditionalist appellation of champagne. The wine is unfined and unfiltered with minimally added sulfur. The champagnes are artisanally made with the enter estate only making 3,000 to 5,000 bottles annually.
Notes: This Champagne does not go through malolactic fermentation ensuring its youthful and crisp acidity: notes of citrus and delicate flowers, balanced with hints of bread and toast as the wine was aged for over three years. For anyone who loves minimalist wine making, youthful charm and unique rare wines.