Vineyard: From two parcels, Les Barilles and Les Faucherets, situated mid-slope in Vertus
Soil: Chalk and limestone
Viticulture: The vines are farmed biodynamically and the grapes are harvested by hand.
Vinification: The wine is vinified in a combination of stainless steel, large barrels and barrique; sur lie in the winter. Zero dosage.
Aging: The wine is left on its lees during the winter and aged in the cool cellars, hand disgorged 3-6 months before release.
Notes: The non-dosage vintage bottling of Terre de Vertus is always a vintage-dated bottling and is produced from two top vineyards in the village of Vertus: Les Barillers and Les Faucherets, which are located in the heart of the Vertus vignoble, mid-slope on the rolling hills of the village. The wine undergoes its alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in old oak casks, rather than stainless steel, and is generally aged a minimum of four years in the cellar prior to disgorgement and release. It is universally considered one of the most profound non-dosage bottlings produced in all of Champagne and ages brilliantly.