Champagne des vignerons

The domain

Presentation: Our 100% Chardonnay vineyard is located 70% on the Côte des Blancs. Harvesting-Handling, our head office and sale at the property is located in Cramant in the middle of the vineyards in a green and bucolic setting. The production of our champagne is shared between Cramant and Grauves, where I come from, as well as the three generations that precede me. Specificities of the brand: Son and daughter of winegrowers for four and five generations respectively. Former Magister technician and concerned about the environment, we practice sustainable viticulture. All our preserved production is located on the Côte des Blancs, it reveals aromas of yellow fruits (quince), notes of dried flowers and grapefruit on the finish. Our clientele, 60% French and 40% EU, is made up mainly of small individuals, so welcoming our property is essential and helps to build customer loyalty.

Vineyard area: 6 hectares
Viticulture: Sustainable viticulture

The characters of the cuvée

Presentation of the wine: Coming from the “Côte des Blancs” terroir between Cramant and Oger, this cuvée is blended before drawing at a rate of 60% of the previous harvest and 40% of reserve wine. Our vineyard, which is very fragmented and planted between 1954 and 2014, ensures and favors above all quality and typicity to our champagne, quantity not being the priority. Aging reaches three years in the bottle. Presentation of the vintage: The 2015 wine year was marked, between the end of May and mid-August by a heat and a drought never seen before, this sunshine allowed us a spacing and a clear economy of treatments. The harvest, which began at the end of August, gave us an excellent sanitary state of the bunches and the well-balanced parameters (in particular degree-acidity), encouraged us in the spring for our blending champagne to produce a 2015 vintage.

Cuvée from a single plot: No
Average age of the vines for this vintage: 35 years

Proportion of grape varieties blended: Chardonnay: 100%

Dominant year of blend: 2015
Percentage of reserve wines: 40% including 100% from 0 to 5 years
Malolactic fermentation
Aging: in stainless steel vats
Filtration, cooling
Degree of alcohol: 12%
Residual sugar: 8 g / L

The tasting

Type of Champagne: Fresh white
Appearance: Pale green yellow color with lemon yellow reflections. Fine bubbles and delicate rim, fairly fluid luminous appearance.
The scent: Apple, white peach, pear, lemon, acacia, anise, fresh hazelnut, blanched almond, soft chalk, yellow grapefruit.
The palate: Supple and fresh attack, creamy and melted effervescence. Luscious and crunchy fruity material, underlined by a lemony acidity. Mid-palate orchestrated by a chalky minerality, which confers frankness, iodized salinity, and length on the palate. Balanced and dashing set, delivering a more fleshy finish on white fruits, lifted by a minty breeze.
Mineral typicity: Chalk
Pairing: Oyster au gratin with parmesan
Other pairings: Sea bream ceviche

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