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Champagne Marie-Courtin Condordancetext

Champagne Marie-Courtin Condordance 2011

Champagne, FranceDominique Moreau created the Cote des Bar estate, named for her grandmother, in 2005 with the sole goal to produce single-vineyard, single variety, single vintage Champagnes from biodynamically-grown grapes. These vines are 35-40 years in age from a single, 2.5 hectares parcel located in Polisot, my bottle harvested in 2011 and disgorged in 2014. This was native fermented (for both ferments) in tank before resting on the lees for three years before being bottled without dosage or sulphur. This is one of, if not the only (?) sans souffe (meaning please) Champagne available. Burnished and textural, with wild mushroom, sweet/savoury dough, lees, bitter bergamot kisses and fine smoked salts on the textural finish. There's a lovely controlled wildness and power here which is alluring and interesting, inviting glass after glass. Impressive and memorable bottle.Tasted: 05 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$110.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne Marie-CourtinDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 3760187480107