Louis Nicaise Premier Cru Brut Réserve MV
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Champagne (Vallée de la Marne)
Wine Type Sparkling - Blanc
Varietals 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Meunier
Farming Without the use of pesticides, organic principles.
Vineyard From a combination of the domaine's 72 parcels spread over 9 hectares in Premier cru village Hautvillers.
Soil Chardonnay lies on chalk and limestone, Pinot Noir on silex and schist and Pinot Meunier on white and green clay, chalk and limestone.
Viticulture Vineyards are farmed using organic methods. In the vines, chemical use is avoided, all work is done by hand, yields are restricted and harvesting of the grapes does not occur until maturity is reached. The average age of the domaine’s vines are 35 years and the majority of the vines are exposed to the south.
Vinification After harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed and undergo fermentation naturally in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation does not occur and the vin clairs rest in a combination of stainless steel and burgundy barrels. The réserve wines rest on their lees in concrete vats. Clément has ten disgorgements a year allowing his finished wines to rest for a handful of months before being released.
Aging Aged at least 24 months sur lattes before disgorgement.
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