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Champagne Marie Copinet Nos pas dans... l'argiletext

Champagne Marie Copinet Nos pas dans... l'argile NV

Vallée de la Marne, 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. Nos pas dans... l'argile is a series of soil / grape studies put out by Marie Copinet. In this case, this is entirely pinot meunier on clay, from the lieu-dit of Les Ragotteries, in Cuchery, on the right bank of the Marne Valley. It was disgorged with 0 g/L in March 2022. Here the meunier fruit meets the expansive clay, resulting in wide white and red cherry, subtle wild raspberry, softly shaped with lemon pith and peel. Gentle, friendly, yet not dumbed down, and ready for drinking now.Tasted: 18 April 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
France$42.00750mlFrance (euros)
Producer: Champagne Marie CopinetDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Pinot Meunier