La Closerie & Extra Brut 2019
La Closerie (Jérôme Prévost)
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Montagne de Reims)
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals 100% Meunier
Vineyard 20% Les Béguines along with neighboring plots in Gueux.
Soil “paleocene 59 -55 million years – limestone sand of the Thanétien” A mix of sand, limestone, and chalk with marine fossils leftover from when this area was once the seabed.
Vinification The wine is fermented and aged in a combination of 225, 228, 400, 500, and 600-liter barrels for ten months. Malolactic fermentation can occur but is never forced. Only indigenous yeasts are used. Bottling occurs slowly by use of gravity in July with a small amount of sulfur and without fining, filtering or cold-stabilization. All bottles are disgorged at one time in October of the following year. The wines are exclusively extra brut since 1998.
Aging Aged 18 months sur-lattes and bottled without dosage.
Production Extremely limited.
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