Clos des Maladries Avize Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2017
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Côte des Blancs)
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals 100% Chardonnay
Farming Organic practicing.
Vineyard Clos des Maladries lies in the Grand Cru village of Avize. The 0.15 hectare parcel is south facing, sits behind Etienne's grandparents' home, and was planted by his grandfather. It is their Monopole. The majority of the vines are over thirty years old.
Soil Clay over chalk bedrock.
Viticulture Planted with grass cover crops, plowed by horse, and farmed following lutte raisonnée methods (they are farming organically since 2013 but aren’t certified). Zero herbicides used. "We plow by horse. A tractor can not fit" - Etienne Calsac. Vines are planted at a density of 7,575 plants/ hectare.
Vinification Grapes are lightly pressed and fermentation occurs in a combination of 1/3 barrique and the rest stainless steel tank. Only native yeast is used. Malolactic completes naturally.
Aging The wine rest sur lattes for at least three years.
Production 1,000 bottles.
Notes Clos des Maladries is 1 of only 27 registered clos in Champagne.
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