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Champagne Francis Boulard & Fille Les Rachais Brut Naturetext

Champagne Francis Boulard & Fille Les Rachais Brut Nature 2014

Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, FranceFrancis Boulard founded Francis Boulard et Fille with his daughter Delphine in 2010. Together, they work close to three hectares in the Vallée de la Marne following organic and biodynamic practices. After two decades working with his siblings at Champagne Raymond Boulard, he decided he couldn't work with chemical intervention anymore. He wasn't able to convince them to make the switch, so he took his portion of the estate and began this label. This BdB is the pinnacle of his portfolio, coming from the original family massale-planted parcel in 1967. This was native fermented in small older oak, with full MLF and 1 year on lees with regular bâtonnage before heading to bottle, without fining or filtration. This was in bottle from 2015 through to disgorge in March 2022, with 0 dosage. This has amazing cut and freshness for so much time on lees, with green apple and lemon easily slicing through a doughy base. The finish trails off with a sandy salinity. Great energy and life here still.Tasted: 22 August 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Champagne Francis Boulard & FillesGrape: Chardonnay