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Champagne Bistrotage B13 2013 — Pinot Noir


A Wine That

makes you rethink Champagne; you'll taste this and think of the wine first, bubbles second, whereas (too) often it's the other way around. Vinous and complex, this highlights the proximity of the Côte des Bar to Burgundy - this isn't unlike how we'd imagine a fine Côte de Nuits with bubbles.

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  • Winemaker: Charles Dufour
Bistrotage B13 2013 — Pinot Noir Wine LITTLEWINE















Pinot Noir

Where and How?

This is organically farmed Pinot Noir from Charles' mother's vineyards, planted on the famed Kimmeridgian soils of the Côte des Bar.

The name Bistrotage was given to the wine to highlight the capacity of Champagnes made in this way for food pairing. This is a wine before it's a Champagne, and with its extra body and complexity, it's the perfect partner to not just fish and vegetables, but lighter meats, like chicken.

This is Pinot Noir from the 2013 harvest, with some reserve wines from 2011 and 2010. The wine was fermented naturally in Burgundy barrels, after which it as aged for 12 months on the lees. Unfined, unfiltered and with no dosage (sugar) added.

The Winemaker

Charles Dufour is Champagne's rebel child. A fierce drive to do things differently and to follow his gut instinct led him to start out solo, away from his parents. It's not always been an easy ride, and it can get pretty lonely, but Charles has free rein to experiment and step outside of the box of convention. Over the years, his Champagnes have gained international recognition, and are poured in top restaurants around the world. The creativity and energy found within these bottles are like nothing we've ever come across before.

Get to know Charles Dufour

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