L’Echappée Belle Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Extra Brut (base 2018) NV
Bottle Sizes 750 ml
Appellation Champagne (Côte des Blancs, Grande Vallée de la Marne, Côte de Sezanne)
Wine Type Sparkling
Farming Organic practicing.
Vineyard The 1er cru vineyards are spread out over 2.8 hectares in three villages: Avize and Grauves in the Côte de Blancs, Bisseuil in the Marne Valley, and a plot in Côte de Sezanne. The vines average thirty years old. Vines have varied exposures.
Soil Limestone, clay-limestone (Argilo calcaire).
Viticulture Vineyards are plowed by tractor and horse. Vines are planted at a density of 7,575 vines/hectare.
Vinification Direct press of the entire harvest with separation of the juice. Fermentation takes place in 15% oak and the rest in stainless steel. Wine is aged on the lees for 7 months before bottling. Malolactic Fermentation completes naturally. The base wine is 2018, along with 30% reserve wine from a perpetual reserve that began in 2011.
Aging Aged for 24 months sur lattes. Disgorged with 3g/ liter dosage.
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