Efflorescence 2015 — Champagne
A Wine That
combines lightness and elegance with power — a racehorse of a Champagne. This demonstrates why our beloved Pinot Noir is capable of magic in so many guises... here in its bubbly form it shows not only its forest and raspberry notes, but also a mouthwatering tart lemon meringue character. A much-loved favourite at LITTLEWINE HQ.
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- Winemaker: Marie Courtin
Where and How?
From Dominique Moreau's biodynamic vines in Polisot, in the Côte des Bars southern region of Champagne.
This is Pinot Noir, massal selection, planted on Kimmeridgian soils, which contain a large quantity of tiny oyster shells (exogyra virgula).
Naturally fermented, with malolactic fermentation also taking place. The wine spent 36 months ageing, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Marie Courtin
Dominique Moreau chose to name her winery ‘Marie-Courtin’ in memory of her great-grandmother. She says, “It was my great grand-mother’s name, who, during the First World War, was a woman who worked on
the land, and who farmed using a horse, while the menfolk were on the front, therefore I wanted to pay homage to these women of courage and of strength”.
She has become celebrated worldwide for her natural approach to farming wines and making Champagne as naturally as possible. These are beautiful bottles with soul.