Extra Noir Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir – 2015 – Plot work
1 002 numbered bottles
This cuvée is exclusively made up of a selection of our best Pinots Noirs d’Ecueil from Les Chaillots and Les Hautes Vignes plots, planted in 1969 and classified Premier Cru. They evolve on clay-limestone soils with a grass cover of one in two roads where we are developing our cultivation practices towards reasoned methods.
The Extra Noir is vinified in oak barrels, themselves made with wood from the Ecueil forest, by the Tonnellerie de Champagne. As in all our cuvées, the vinification takes place as respectfully as possible of the wine, avoiding any unnecessary manipulation and intervention. The grape juice is sung from the harvest and only comes out when bottling, after a slow improvement and natural stabilization. In the barrels, in contact with the lees, the wine gains in complexity, power and sweetness. To balance this roundness, we keep all the liveliness and intrinsic freshness of the grape by not carrying out malolactic fermentation. The “Extra Brut” dosage completes the full-ness and delicacy of the expression of the Pinot Noir d’Ecueil.
After the bottling in April 2016, this cuvée is disgorged in July 2022 after more than 6 years in the cellar.
DVE Guide « Dry and rich white of blacks which we appreciate the fuselage »
Food and wine pairing: gilthead sea bream with fennel or capon stuffed with figs.
On the go: a mushroom omelet
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extra Blanc PREMIER CRU
100% Chardonnay – 2015 – Plot work
2 128 numbered bottles
For this single varietal, we select our best Chardonnays from Les Vouagnes plots located in Ecueil and Le Mont Benoit located in Villers aux Noeuds, classified as Premier Cru of the Montagne de Reims. On these clay-limestone soils with partial grassing, we lead a committed and reasoned viticulture.
This cuvée is made up of 100% wines from 2015 where the good weather appeared 3 weeks before the harvest, offering a richness in sugar to the grapes that is rarely achieved. It is vinified, in a spirit of purity, as naturally as possible, in temperature-controlled vats. Freshness, lightness and finesse are highlighted here by an extra brut final dosage.
After being bottled in April 2016, this “Extra Blanc” has aged for more than 6 years in the cellar.
DVE Guide « A racy Champagne, straight in its boots whose structure and richness we appreciate while remaining streamlined and airy ».
Food and wine pairing: Smoked mackerel, fennel, bottarga and coffee or smoked salmon toast.
On the go: with oysters on ice.