Vincent Couche "ADN", Brut Nature
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Vincent Couche "ADN", Brut Nature - 2009

Item # 38735 750mL

ADN means DNA in English and is the richest of all of Vincent Couche's Champagne. The base wine was fermented in old Burgundy casks. This Champagne was fermented with native yeasts and bottled without the addition of sulphur. What these practices allow for is a unique palate of complex fruits and spices. A vintage Champagne you can age.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Staff Pick Notes

The Cotes de Bar (AKA, The Aube) in Southern Champagne is a special breed-- more like Northern Burgundy than the rest of Champagne. Given its proximity to the Cote D'r, clay soils interlaced with limestone, slightly warmer, wetter weather and farmer driven milieu, it's an intruiging place. So is wine from Vincent Couche... 100% Chardonnay - unusual in an area known for Pinot Noir, it is bone dry. However, you'd never know, from it's richness courtesy of 6 years on its lees. A bit of a paradox, even. This wine is exactly that, a wine! More vinous than most Champgnes, it reminds me of an old adage; "Wine first, bubbles second."

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