Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut XV NV
Vintage 2015 base (70%), reserve wines (30%)
Bottle Sizes 375ml, 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Montagne de Reims)
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Vineyard Les Parcelles is crafted from 100% estate-grown fruit in the Grand Cru village of Bouzy. Vines are exposed South. This cuvée is a blend of 22 plots whose vines average 30 years in age. Les Parcelles is a rare expression of a single cru village (Bouzy). All replanting is done using sélection massale from two specific parcels depending on the grape variety: Les Maillerettes for pinot noir and Les Mottelettes for chardonnay.
Soil Thick clay over chalk subsoils.
Viticulture Vineyards are farmed using organic methods since 2011. For the 20 years proceeding 2011, sustainable practices were used to gain a balance of soils; no fertilizers for over 15 years, natural grass covering between rows, two years to regain soil before replanting any vines. Yields are controlled.
Vinification Les Parcelles is vinified in stainless steel tank. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations occur starting in September lasting until around May; kept on its lees for the nine months until bottling. Secondary fermentation is slow lasting around two months in the cave at a consistent 10°C (in Champagne it is normal for secondary fermentation to complete in only 2-3 weeks). The combination of a slow secondary fermentation and around 4 years of sur lies aging in the their cave 16 meters below ground.
Aging Aged for 48 months sur lattes in bottle before disgorgement. 1.8 grams per liter of dosage.
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