Vineyard: Harvest from massale selection vines 35-40 years in age from a single, 2.5 hectares parcel located in Polisot (Cote des Bar).
Soil: Clay and Kimmerdigian Limestone bands similar to those found in Chablis. The Cotes des Bar is closer in proximity to Chablis than to Epernay.
Viticulture: Farmed biodynamically and hand harvested
Vinification: Fermented in tank using natural yeasts (for both fermentations).
Aging: Aged sur lie for three years. Zero dosage, zero sulfur.
Production: Very limited
Notes: A revolutionary cuvee from a revolutionary grower, Concordance is rich, exotic, zero sulfur, zero dosage and as adventurous as the day is long. Disgorged March 2014.
The NV (2012) Extra Brut Sans Soufre Concordance is another fabulous, deeply expressive wine from Marie Courtin. Here the more overt side of Pinot comes through, with lightly honeyed notes, orange zest, chamomile, dried flowers and sage adding a good deal of aromatic and flavor nuance. Soft contours add to the wine's considerable appeal. I would prefer to drink the 2012 sooner rather than later, as the flavors are a bit forward for a new release. Disgorged: March 2016.