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Champagne Marie-Courtin Efflorescence Extra Brut
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Champagne Marie-Courtin Efflorescence Extra Brut 2012

Champagne, FranceChampagne Marie-Courtin is run by the feisty and energetic Dominique Moreau, and is named for her Grandmother. The estate covers 2 hectares in Polisot, near the Seine River in the southern Aube, and is planted to mostly pinot noir. She farms biodynamically, and ferments native in stainless before transferring to bottle for secondary ferment. The wines are bottled with zero dosage. Efflorescence is the most powerful and structural of her wines, utilizing 35-40 year old pinot from the foot of the sloping vineyards, rooted in heavy clay soils. This was native fermented and vinified in used barrels, affording an oxidative character to the wine. This spent 3 years on lees prior to disgorgement. Uncompromising in every way, this bold wine sets forth with firm cherry, raspberry brioche notes on an upright palate, lingering with rock salt and subtle cherry. There's certainly a potent oxidative backbone to this wine, so if that's your style, look here.Tasted: 16 November 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 125.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Marie-CourtinDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 627539