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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.
Medium intensity clean and defined nose with mineral notes, fresh white fruits, floral tones, some smoky and balsamic aromas, citrus skin and nuts. In the mouth it has excellent acidity, marked freshness and creaminess. The finish has a good length with mineral and citrus notes and a good persistence.
Producer Champagne Marie Courtin
Origin Polisot, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Alcohol 12% ABV
Style Structured spakling
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest. Grapes left whole for the fermentation, fermented in an enamelled steel vat with wild yeasts (Dominique employs the ‘Pied de Cuve’ technique, using the indigenous yeasts from the vineyard that are present during the harvests).Ageing in the same used barriques for at least 40 months on the lees. Bottled with v. low dosage (c. 6g/l) No filtration and no fining.
Notes Organic, Biodynamic, Demeter certified