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Champagne Marie Copinet Complantéetext

Champagne Marie Copinet Complantée NV

Montagne de Reims, Champagne, FranceMarie-Laure Copinet and her winemaker husband Alexandre Kowal have taken over her family's estate, founded by her father Jacques in 1975. Before then, the Copinets were selling their fruit to Moet, but Jacques' work at Taittinger led him to decide to create their own grower champagne (RM) estate. They are based in the tiny Champagne village of Montgenost (population 140) in the Côtes des Sézanne, and they own 9 hectares of vineyards in Côtes des Sézanne, Côtes des Bar, and Vallée de la Marne, producing only 5,500 cases annually, and began organic conversion in 2018.. Complantée is a field blend of pinot noir and pinot meunier from the plot of La Charbonnière, in the village of Brouillet, situated in the little-known Vallée de l'Ardre, east of Reims. It was zero disgorged in March 2022. Wild raspberry, rainier cherry, is scented with strawberry and dotted with meringue, stretching long across a lengthy, streamlined, chalky palate. There's a beautiful tension with the taut lemon acidity against the chalky soils, resulting in brilliant and riveting champagne.Tasted: 17 April 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
France$40.00750mlFrance (euros)
Producer: Champagne Marie CopinetDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier