2018 Marie Courtin Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut Amphora, Champagne, France
Regular price $190.00
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60% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Blanc, 5% Arbanne
Biodynamically-farmed, hand-harvested, Aged 11 months in amphora. 48 mg/L SO2; unfined and unfiltered, zero dosage. Organic, Biodynamic
Dominique Moreau named her estate after her grandmother, Marie Courtin, whom she describes as a “woman of the earth”. With the 2005 vintage, Dominique set out to produce a series of single-vineyard, single-variety, single-vintage, zero-dosage Champagnes from biodynamically-grown grapes that are farmed and elaborated with meticulous care.
Spirituality plays an important role in her approach. Specifically, she uses pendulums to aid in evaluating the evolution of the grapes on the vine as well as the wine during élévage. She explains that the pendulum changes its natural rhythm and swing based on the energy emitted from a living being, whether person, vineyard, or wine.
Dominique’s compelling Champagnes are electric and chiseled, with an intense brininess and minerality at their core