Champagne Éloquence Extra Brut 2013
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Aube)
Wine Type Sparkling
Vineyard A single parcel of Chardonnay within Dominique's 2.5 hectare vineyard in Polisot. Vineyard faces south-east, east and planted by massale selection. Vines are approximately 20 years old.
Soil Clay and Kimmerdigian 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 a combination of stainless steel tank and used Burgundy barriques. Only natural yeast is used. Malolactic completes naturally.
Aging The wine rest sur lattes for three years and bottled with no dosage. Disgorged April 2017.
Production Extremely limited.
Publication Vinous Rating 93
Tension and energy are the signatures of the 2013 Extra Brut Eloquence. The expression of Chardonnay takes on Chablis-like dimensions, with bright, saline-infused underpinnings that give the wine its shape and overall personality. Today, the Eloquence is the most angular and reticent of these wines. Another few years in bottle can only help. Disgorged in April 2017 with no dosage.
– Antonio Galloni, December 2017