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Champagne Vincent Couche Chardonnay de Montgueuxtext
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Champagne Vincent Couche Chardonnay de Montgueux NV

Champagne, FranceVincent Couche is a young vigneron in the Côte des Bar, with 10 hectares of pinot noir in Buxeuil and 3 hectares of chardonnay in Montgueux. He has been running the family domain biodynamically since 2008. This chardonnay comes off a single parcel of Montegueux's chalky and flinty soils, blending three different vintages, with 27% fermented in oak barrel, and with seven years on lees in bottle before disgorge, with 4.5 g/L dosage. The ample time on lees, and oak ageing, is evident through the heady oxidative notes here, overruling yellow and green apple, baked pear, anise, and toasted brioche spice coating the creamy, expansive, sherried palate. You can feel the chalky soils under the weight, thankfully giving an alluring hum of a style, which overrides the special place.Tasted: 13 November 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 110.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Vincent CoucheDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 390594