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Côteaux Champenois 'Le Vin Tranquille' — Chardonnay 2018


A Wine That

is remarkably different in the world of Champagne. Chardonnay as 'Coteaux Champenois' means focusing on the purity of the still wine, something that Timothée loves to show more in the coming years. The wine seems less powerful than its Burgundian counterparts but somehow elevates to an elegant character hardly achieved anywhere in the world. Tasting and drinking this is a truly special occasion.

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  • Winemaker: Timothée Stroebel
Le Vin Tranquille Blanc — Chardonnay  - 2018
















Where and How?

The grapes are from the North facing vineyard 'Cumines' planted by Timothée in 2002. The soil is characterized by a deep marl. Aging takes place in small Burgundy barrels for 20 months without additions.

The Winemaker: Timothée Stroebel

Champagne, despite its lofty reputation, has borne the brunt of chemical farming, perhaps more so than any other French wine region. It’s thanks to an increasing handful of growers like Timothée that the soils here are beginning to slowly recover from decades of chemical abuse. They are leading the way, and others are beginning to follow, a little like a positive version of a vinous Pied Piper. The ecosystem doesn’t die; instead it strengthens and flourishes.⁣

Timothée achieved his organic certification in 2014 after over a decade's work to regenerate his soils. He works almost without machines, instead working his soils by horse and plough with his own two horses, Bijou and Quina. All his vineyard work is carried out with the goal of promoting soil health; in order to boost the vineyards’ ecosystem and attract insects and birds.

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