Pouillon, Grande Vallée Brut
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Organic

Pouillon, Grande Vallée Brut - NV

Item # 45110 1.5L
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Biodynamic

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


Tasting Notes

What attributes complexity to this Champagne comes from the fact that half of the base fermentation took place in neutral barrique. This initial exposure to air contributes to what you'll find on the palate. After the wine was blended with the previous vintage before bottling and starting the secondary fermentation.


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Staff Pick Notes

The Pouillon estate—which grows grapes throughout the Montagne de Riems and Vallée de la Marne—began vinifying their own wine in 1947 after slowly gaining back parcels of their land that they had contracted out. Fabrice Pouillon now tends to the estate, implementing biodynamic practices to ensure the health of his family's vineyards. Grapes are all hand harvested, fermented (malolactic) in a combination of iron-enameled stainless steel tanks and older oak demi-muids/barriques. The Grand Valle is primarily Pinot Noir, with Pinot Meunier secondary and a small amount of Chardonnay. You'll find tangerine, cranberry, and crème fraîche aromas on the nose and a palate that's full of grapefruit, tangerine, juicy peach, and light mint complemented by an uplifting mousse and a highly kinetic energy.

- JOS

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