La Fontinette 2017 — Champagne
A Wine That
is an ode to the terroir of Chatillon sur Marne. Back in 1965 Bernard Nowack regrafted Massale plant selections from the domaine. 'La Fontinette' really brings out the vinous character of Flavien's cuvées - this Ladies and Gentlemen, is as good to drink when first opened but also fascinating to retry a few hours later when the bubbles are slowly fading. A very complete example of Flavien's incredible talent.
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- Winemaker: Flavien Nowack
Where and How?
This wine comes from a Pinot Meunier vineyard planted on clay and limestone with a bedrock of marl below. The wine is aged in used barrels and undergoes secondary fermentation under cork (usually crown caps are used). Flavien uses 1g/l of Dosage and disgorges this wine in December 2020.
The Winemaker: Flavien Nowack
Flavien might only be in his early 30s, but he speaks with the wisdom of the generations that came before him.
It’s the type of wisdom that can only come from a thinker—a person who regards their surroundings and contemplates the mysterious ways of nature. It’s thanks to Flavien’s own personal nature, and to his dedication, that this domaine has undergone a rebirth.
Under his guidance, the wines are going from strength to strength, while the vineyards themselves become healthier day by day. His work represents a foray into biodiversity, in a region that desperately needs it.