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Côteaux Champenois 'Le Vin Tranquille' — Pinot Noir 2018


A Wine That

could easily compete against the best Pinots on the planet - but that would be too obvious. Timothée's wines never tries to impress and this Pinot is no different. Instead, he aims to make wines that leave a point of difference, wines that create emotion and that are a statement in their own.

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  • Winemaker: Timothée Stroebel
Le Vin Tranquille Rouge — Pinot Noir - 2018















Pinot Noir

Where and How?

The grapes for the Pinot Noir 'Rouge' come from pure sandy soils from the 'Montreval' vineyard with an average age of 55 years. The grapes are destemmed and macerated for 3 weeks then pressed and aged for 20 months without any 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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