Pinot noir , Chardonnay and Meunier
The grapes are grown exclusively in the Côteaux de Cumières.
Cumières village. Years ago, our forefathers used to speak of “river wines”, nourished by the terroirs of the Marne where the Pinots grow spirited and pure. The outstanding quality of these grapes as well as their dense juices and the generous, round character of the wines they produce have always made for distinctive champagnes. When bathed in the summer heat, some of these terroirs’ cold clay soils express their character with strength and freshness, particularly in warmer years.
2009 was a continental and sunny year. These optimal conditions have permitted to reach a remarkable grape ripeness, and so to elaborate a dense, fruity and delicious Brut Nature.
A continental, sunny year with a real winter that was very cold and dry followed by a glorious sun-filled summer and almost no rain in August and September. All this meant traditional vine growth, excellent health and remarkable grape ripeness for the production of dense, fruity and delicious wines. 2009 is an obvious addition to the select group of brilliant and accomplished Champagne vintages with a light, sunny character.
All of the grapes from the various parcels were harvested on the same day – a “fruit day” on the lunar calendar.
The then pressed together, all at once, a technique used by our forefathers. The structure of the Pinot Noir, the ripeness of the Meunier and the floral character and lively acidity of the Chardonnay come together in a single, harmonious movement.
Brut Nature 2009 is aged for 5 years in the cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity. No dosage.