Cuvée 11, 12, 13… Brut Nature NV
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Aube)
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Farming Biodynamic practicing
Vineyard Assemblage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from each of their parcels - The Ruppert-Leroy farm lies at the southeastern limit of the appellation, outside the small village of Essoyes, just five kilometers from the border of the Côte d’Or.
Soil Clay-Limestone with a majority of red clay
Viticulture "Respect the vines." All farming follows the lunar cycles and principles of biodynamics. All vineyard work is done by hand. Bénédicte and Emmanuel farm their garden, grass (hay) and animal fertilizers to use as cover crops in their parcels. Pruning does not begin until March and vines are braided to transfer energy and to naturally protect the vines against frost.
Vinification A perpetual solera process, whereby the wine of each new vintage is added (cuve perpétuelle des millésimes 2011, 2012, 2013 et 2014). Grapes are lightly pressed and all fermentation occurs in barrel (all used Burgundy barriques). Only natural yeast is used. Primary fermentation is not rushed. Secondary fermentation begins in November.
Aging Aged for 20 months in bottle 'sur lattes'. Bottled brut nature sans soufre.
Production 2500 bottles
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