Terre Millésime 2006
19 September 2019
Volupté
19 September 2019

CUVÉE :
Champagne Les Houtrants complantés , Brut nature

TERROIR :
Clay and silt with fine fragments of flint.
The source rock is composed of hard sandstone and chalky marl

BLEND :
Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier and Arbanne.
Multiple harvests starting in 2008
Bottled 2013 (blend of harvests from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)

DOSAGE :
0 g/l

FORMATS :
Bottle

WORK IN THE VINEYARD AND WINEMAKING :

– Plot worked according to biodynamic principles since 2018
– Tilling by horse-drawn plough
– traditional pressing in order to extract the “tête de cuvee” (finest juices from the first pressing)
– vinification with natural yeasts from the plot
– not matured in wood.
– avoidance of malolactic fermentation.
– no fining, no filtering
– multiple vintages with storage of reserve wines in magnums at low pressure
– During secondary fermentation, bottle is sealed with a cork rather than a crown cap
– Limited edition of 1002 numbered bottles
– Presentation in individual cases with a refined and unique design

 

TASTING :

Champagne which by virtue of companion planting of five Champagne grape varieties expresses the identity of a locality that is dear to the Geoffroy family. With a pale yellow robe with golden highlights, this cuvée offers a luminous and dynamic effervescence. On the nose, a delicate and airy fragrance of white flowers, citrus fruits and white-fleshed fruit.

First impressions on the tongue are masterful: aromas of bitter almond, vanilla biscuits, sponge cakes being brought out of the oven, even a hearth fire, summon back childhood memories, as they rise to the surface. All the more surprising in Champagne that while it was ageing has never been close to an oak barrel. The mouth is precise, clean and energetic. The absence of dosage provides a pleasantly pure finish and above all, lengthens the minerality and the fine bitters.

PAIRING :

In order to appreciate all the mineral richness of this plot, we recommend you to sample this Champagne as an aperitif, when the taste buds are alert.

WORK IN THE VINEYARD AND WINEMAKING :

– Plot worked according to biodynamic principles since 2018
– Tilling by horse-drawn plough
– traditional pressing in order to extract the “tête de cuvee” (finest juices from the first pressing)
– vinification with natural yeasts from the plot
– not matured in wood.
– avoidance of malolactic fermentation.
– no fining, no filtering
– multiple vintages with storage of reserve wines in magnums at low pressure
– During secondary fermentation, bottle is sealed with a cork rather than a crown cap
– Limited edition of 1002 numbered bottles
– Presentation in individual cases with a refined and unique design

 

TASTING :

Champagne which by virtue of companion planting of five Champagne grape varieties expresses the identity of a locality that is dear to the Geoffroy family. With a pale yellow robe with golden highlights, this cuvée offers a luminous and dynamic effervescence. On the nose, a delicate and airy fragrance of white flowers, citrus fruits and white-fleshed fruit.

First impressions on the tongue are masterful: aromas of bitter almond, vanilla biscuits, sponge cakes being brought out of the oven, even a hearth fire, summon back childhood memories, as they rise to the surface. All the more surprising in Champagne that while it was ageing has never been close to an oak barrel. The mouth is precise, clean and energetic. The absence of dosage provides a pleasantly pure finish and above all, lengthens the minerality and the fine bitters.

PAIRING :

In order to appreciate all the mineral richness of this plot, we recommend you to sample this Champagne as an aperitif, when the taste buds are alert.

Champagne Pureté Brut nature

PRESS REVIEWS

2019 – James.suckling.com: 92/100
2019 – RVF Guide: 16/20
2019 – Bettane et Desseauve Guide: 16.5/20
2019 – Gault Millau Guide: 16/20
Vinum – Germany: 19/20
December 2016 –le Point Magazine – 18/20