Champagne Vincent Charlot Meunier La Dune Vieilles Vigues Extra Brut 2019
Blanc des Noirs from 100% Meunier
Vineyard: 0.28ha plot called “La Dune” in Mardeuil. Vines planted in 1955 on clay with iron, sand and silex. Certified organic and biodynamic
Making of: The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed and pressed. The wine ferments spontaneously in neutral barrels. No malolactic fermentation, the wine rests in barrels on fine lees for about 11 months. Bottled with liqueur de tirage in the following summer, and aged on lees for about 50 months for the secondary fermentation (prise de mousse), disgorged in September 2021, and topped-up using the same wine, with a dosage of ~4g/l (extra brut).
Personality: almond paste, fresh quince, a touch of herbs on the nose, beautiful, vibrating wild natural energy in the mouth. Best to give it a little time to breathe before the service in order to let this magnificent Champagne express itself fully.