Champagne Brut Nature ADN de Meunier 2015/ 2016
Bottle Sizes 750ml, 1.5L
Appellation Champagne (Vallée de la Marne)
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals Pinot Meunier
Farming Organic/ Biodynamic practicing - in accordance with the lunar calendar
Vineyard From 26 parcels of vines spread across the villages of Le Breuil and Festigny in the Vallée de la Marne. Majority of vines were planted in 1976 and face south, south-west. Average age of the plots is 44 years.
Soil A silty, green clay limestone, characteristic of the Marne valley.
Viticulture Mignon employs six workers, one for each of his hectares. He treats each parcel independently and all vineyard work is done by hand. All farming is guided by the lunar calendar. Yields are kept extremely low and grapes are not picked until full maturity is reached allowing for dosage to be kept as low as possible.
Vinification Two pneumatic presses of 2000 and 4000 kgs. Fruit from each plot is vinified separately in stainless steel or enamel tanks for 5 months. Malolactic fermentation does not occur. Aged 24 months sur lattes and disgorged on a favorable date chosen according to the lunar calendar. This date is indicated on the label. No dosage.
Aging 50% 2015, 50% 2016. Aged for at least 24 months before disgorged.
Publication Vinous Rating 94
The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Noirs Pur Meunier dazzles with energy and tension. Orchard fruit, Mirabelle, chamomile, dried flowers and licorice are all laced together, but it is the wine's drive that really stands out. Ample, creamy and super-expressive, the Brut Nature has so much to offer. This is a striking wine from Christophe Mignon. This release is a blend of equal parts 2015 and 2014. Non-dosé. Disgorged: March 2018.
– Antonio Galloni, November 2018