Présence (Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay) 2015

Marie Courtin Vintage 2015 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country France Region Champagne Appellation Champagne (Côte des Bar) Wine Type Sparkling Varietals 33% Pinot Blanc, 66% Chardonnay Farming Biodynamic Vineyard From two east facing small plots in Polisot planted by selection massale. Vines are approximately 40 years old. Soil Clay and Kimmeridgian Limestone. Viticulture Dominique Moreau and her children farm their vines biodynamically. Vines are planted at a density of 8,000 plants per hectare. The one parcel is broken up into four parts depending on rootstock and vine age. All vineyard work is done by hand. Pruning does not begin until the Spring. Only copper is used in the vineyard. Vinification Grapes are lightly pressed and native yeast fermentation occurs in tank. Malolactic fermentation completes naturally. The wine was bottled in July of 2016 unfined and unfiltered. Aging The wine rests sur lattes for 26 months before disgorgement with no dosage. Production 1,400 bottles produced.
Publication Vinous Rating 94

A new wine in the range, the 2015 Présence Sans Soufre is a blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay that defly balances richness with energy. Orchard fruit, mint, citrua and floral notes are wonderfully pure and delineated throughout. Today, the Présence comes across as the most gracious wine in the range. Readers will not want to miss this utterly exquisite, dazzling Champagne from Dominique Moreau. Zero dosage.

– Antonio Galloni, November 2018