Dominique Moreau was born and brought up in the Champagne region. She explains that there, everyone had a piece of land & vines - it was the norm. Her great-grandmother, Marie Courtin, farmed her land herself using a horse, during the First World War while the menfolk were away on the front. Dominique’s estate is located on land that was always been owned by her family. From the age of 18, she was always working on the land amongst vines somewhere. She worked part-time as a teacher in a professional viticulture school at the beginning of her adult working life, and spent the hours during which she was not teaching, farming vines. She took over the family estate in in 2000 and she began converting her vines to organic farming in 2005.
Producer Champagne Marie Courtin
Origin Polisot, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Grapes Pinot Noir
Alcohol 12% ABV
Style Structured spakling
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest. 70% of the grapes were de-stemmed, 48 hours of maceration in stainless steel vat lined with enamel, during these 48 hours of maceration the grapes were crushed underfoot, according to the centuries-old traditional method of making a rosé champagne in this area the Côte des Bars. Wild yeast fermentation with a pied de cuve yeast. Four years of ageing in the same stainless-steel vat lined with enamel. Full malolactic fermentation. No filtration and no fining. One racking took place after the alcoholic fermentation. No sulphur whatsoever added to this cuvée.
Notes Organic, Biodynamic, Demeter certified