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Le Village n.v.

Pierre Baillette Le Village n.v.

€39,95

Productomschrijving

The story

This Champagne is made from the first press juices from our Trois Puits vines. It invites the taste of our village with a cuvée made only from grapes from Premier Cru vines. The clay-limestone soil on chalk offers a gourmet and mineral character to this non-vintage Brut.

Alcoholic fermentation by natural yeasts and spontaneous malolactic fermentation.  Vinification took place in enamel tanks of 15-30 Hl, after which the wine was aged 228 litre barrels. The wine has not been filtered to preserve the texture of the wine. It has a brut dosage of 4.5 grams/litre. Total production of this champagne is 14,000 bottles.

 

The grapes

40 % Pinot Noir, 40 % Chardonnay et 20 % Pinot Meunier de Trois Puits. 60 % 2017, 40 % Vin de Réserve

Tasting notes

The clay-limestone soil on chalk offers a gourmet and powerful character with notes of citrus, stone fruits and flowers.

 

Pairing

This is a champagne lover’s delight; drink it at festive occasions or pair it with cold cuts or grilled poultry.

 

About the wine maker

The small domaine of Pierre Baillette is now run by his daughter Périne, who is married to Alexandre Chartogne (from domaine Chartogne-Taillet). The vineyards are situated in small plots in Trois Puits, Rilly la Montagne (Premier Crus) and Verzenay (Grand Cru), where the 3 most important grapes of Champagne are cultivated; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier.

The Baillette family is particularly devoted to their terroir and produces vineyard-specific wines with great care to natural methods. Since 2010 no pesticides and herbicides are used on the vines. She also tries to use as less as possible machines, so the vines are growing wild. But two horses (Tarzan et Saumur) are often walking in the vineyard, to plough the soils. Wines are aged in the deep, natural rock cellar between 3 to 6 years and at least 6 month into bottle before they leave the domaine.

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