- Appellation: Champagne
- Region: Champagne
- Country: France
- Colour: Rosé
- Style: Sparkling
- Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
- Soil type: Clay, Limestone
- Vessel type: Clay Pot - Amphora, Wood - Old oak
- No added sulphites.
Notes on additives, aids & processing used:
- No temperature control.
- Total Sulphites: 8 mg/L
- This wine is fermented spontaneously.
We farm about 10.5 Ha of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier and Petit Meslier, 50 parcels spread over 4 villages of the Montagne de Reims area. It’s been a familial estate since 150 years, in which a significant proportion of old vines has always been preserved (age average of 35 years old, oldest plots over 80 years old).
The whole vineyards is grown organically sine 2013, whith a special care for the health of our soils; we consider it as the key to ensure vitality and strenght to our vines; the focus is also put on the use of local plant macerations or infusions to stimulate our vine’s natural defenses (nettle/comfrey/horsetail/willow leaf).
In the cellar, no filtration, indigenous yeast for the first fermentation and a very minimalistic use of sulfur (about 60% of the whole volume vinified without any addition). about a third of our wines are vinified in used oak barrels of 228 l and 400l, a few funny container to experiment (clay and eggs) and the rest in stainless steel tank.
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