• Champagne

  • EBULLIENT

    Not unlike the Beaujolais, Champagne has changed dramatically over the past two decades. Thanks to people such as Anselme Selosse, this region has completely reassessed wine is made there, and the result is that it is without doubt the most ebullient of French wine regions.

  • Roses de Jeanne

    CELLES-SUR-OURCE

    Ulysse Collin

    CONGY

  • Roses de Jeanne

    CELLES-SUR-OURCES

    Cédric Bouchard has been making wine on his own since 2000 on his newly created Roses de Jeanne estate.

     

    Cédric doesn’t use any wood for his champagnes, preferring to ferment all of his wines in stainless or enamel-lined steel, since as a purist he thinks that the wood would ultimately add something that was not supposed to be there. The wines are made from hand-harvested fruit, crushed by foot and only the finest juice is retained (the rest of the less qualitative production being sold to the négoce). All of his wines are fermented with natural yeasts and see neither chaptalisation or dosage. The wines will go through malolactic fermentation and be racked only once prior to bottling.

     

    Each wine comes from tiny parcels around Celles-Sur-Ources, the village where Cédric bouchard vinifies his wines.

    He has also a very rare parcel of old Pinot Blanc vines called ‘La Bolorée’ with a very uncommon chalky soil for Celles-Sur-Ources and from which he makes an outstanding Cuvée, of which less than 1000 bottles are released per year. The smallest plot of the estate, however, is the Creux d'Enfer with only 4 little rows of vines making around 500 bottles a year. In 2014 he started to release a cuvee from ‘La Presle’, a small parcel in which he planted 10 different Pinot Noir rootstocks.

     

    1.37 ha

    THE WINES

    Côte de Val Vilaine, Brut, Blanc de Noirs -Pinot Noir

    Côte de Béchalin, Brut, Blanc de Noirs -Pinot Noir

    La Presle, Brut, Blanc de Noirs -Pinot Noir

    Les Ursules, Brut, Blanc de Noirs - Pinot Noir

    La Haute Lemblé, Brut, Blanc de Blancs -Chardonnay

    La Bolorée, Brut, Blanc de Blancs -Pinot Blanc

    Le Creux d’Enfer, Brut, Rosé de Saignée -Pinot Noir

     

  • Ulysse Collin

    CONGY

    Olivier Collin’s Champagne is in the village of Congy in the Coteaux du Morin, south-west of the Côte des Blancs. Collin gives credit to Anselme Selosse for inspiring him to become a vigneron after having studied law.

     

    Olivier Collin owns vines in a 1.2-hectare parcel in a vineyard called Les Pierrières, in the nearby village of Vert La Gravelle, the vines here are 40 years old. In addition, he has some other Chardonnay parcels in Barbonne-Fayeland Congy, as well as parcels of Pinot Noir.

     

    Collin farms his vines organically and winemaking here is as natural and non-interventionist as possible. Fermentation is carried out with indigenous yeasts. Both the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are carried out in three- to six-years old barrels. The wine is not fined or filtered.

     

    8.7 ha

    THE WINES

    Les Roises, Extra-Brut, Blanc de Blancs

    Les Pierrières, Extra-Brut, Blanc de Blancs

    Les Maillons, Extra-Brut, Blanc de Noirs

    Les Maillons, Extra-Brut, Rosé de Saignée

    Les Enfers, Extra-Brut, Blanc de Blancs

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