Expression Brut
11 November 2018
Houtrants Complantes Brut nature
9 November 2018

CUVÉE :
Champagne Empreinte 1er Cru Brut

TERROIR :

clay and chalk, with fragments of flint
a selection of very early-ripening plots above Cumières
(Barremonts, Demoiselles, Houtrants);
Average age of the vines: 30 years

BLEND :
2014 vintage

100% Pinot noir

DOSAGE REGIME:
1 g/l

FORMATS :
half-bottle, bottle and magnum

WINEMAKING :

Harvested and sorted by hand, pressed on a traditional Coquard wine press; only the cuvée (first juice of the pressing) is selected; vinification plot-by-plot to 80% in tuns, demi-muid casks and barrels.
Avoidance of malolactic fermentation.

TASTING :

On the nose, a coated, flattering bouquet of a complex palette of aromas of red fruits; airy, bright and vigorous in the mouth. Boasting great freshness, generous doses of strawberry and redcurrant dictate, punctuated by hints of fragrant flowers, such as peonies. It maintains a beautiful balance with a persistent finish.

PAIRING :

By virtue of its power, this Champagne Empreinte complements the expressive flavours of gastronomic cooking remarkably well. Bresse chicken with morel mushrooms, quail with grapes or a fricassee of forest mushrooms harmonise perfectly with this Champagne Empreinte, served at 11-12° C.

WINEMAKING :

Harvested and sorted by hand, pressed on a traditional Coquard wine press, only the cuvée (first juice of the pressing) is selected, vinification plot-by-plot to 80% in tuns, demi-muid casks and barrels.
Avoidance of malolactic fermentation.

TASTING :

On the nose, a coated, flattering bouquet of a complex palette of aromas of red fruits; airy, bright and vigorous in the mouth. Boasting great freshness, generous doses of strawberry and redcurrant dictate, punctuated by hints of fragrant flowers, such as peonies. It maintains a beautiful balance with a persistent finish.

PAIRING :

By virtue of its power, this Champagne Empreinte complements the expressive flavours of gastronomic cooking remarkably well. Bresse chicken with morel mushrooms, quail with grapes or a fricassee of forest mushrooms harmonise perfectly with this Champagne Empreinte, served at 11-12° C.

Champagne Pureté Brut nature

PRESS REVIEWS

2020 – Guide RVF : 92/100
2020 – Guide Gault Millau : 16.5/20
Décembre 2020 – A.Galloni – USA : 93+/100
2020 Wine spectator – USA : 93/100
2019 – James Suckling.com : 93/100
2019
Guide RVF : 14.5/20
2018/2019 – Guide Tyson Stelzer – Australie : 91/100
2018 – Weinwirtschaft- Allemagne : 92/100
2017 – Bettane & Desseauve : 16.5/20
Wine advocate – USA : 91/100 
Vinous – USA : 92/100