Champagne Concordance Sans Soufre Extra Brut 2013

Marie Courtin Vintage NV Bottle Sizes 750ml Country France Region Champagne Appellation Champagne (Aube) Wine Type Sparkling Varietals Pinot Noir Farming Biodynamic Vineyard A single parcel in Polisot facing south-east, east and planted by massale selection. Vines are approximately 40 years old. Soil Clay and Kimmerdgian Limestone. Viticulture Dominique Moreau and her children farm their parcel biodynamically. Vines are planted at a density of 8,000 vines per hectare. The one parcel is broken up into four parts depending on rootstock and vine age. All vineyard work is done by hand. Pruning does not begin until the Spring. Only copper is used in the vineyard. Vinification Grapes are lightly pressed and fermentation occurs in stainless steel. Two day (instead of her usual three to four day) maceration for cuvée Concordance. Only native yeast is used. Malolactic completes naturally. No sulfur is used. Aging The wine rest sur lattes for at least two years before disgorgement with no dosage. Production Extremely limited.
Publication Vinous Rating 92

The NV (2013) Extra Brut Sans Soufre Concordance is fabulous. Apricot, orange peel, chamomile, smoke and a host of yellow orchard fruit flavors give this Pinot Noir character. Today, the Concordance is brooding and tightly coiled. I would give it at least another 6-12 months on the cork to be at its best.

– Antonio Galloni, December 2017