Marie Courtin Champagne Efflorescence Extra Brut

Marie Courtin

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2012
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Biodynamic: Practicing
Vineyard: Harvested from massale selection vines 35-40 years in age from a single parcel located in Polisot (Cote des Bar). Harvested from the bottom of the hill where there is more clay.
Orientation: East/Southeast
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 used barriques using natural yeasts (for both fermentations).
Aging: Sur lie for three years and bottled with zero dosage.
Production: 1300 6packs
Notes: This barrel fermented vintage cuvee is made from grapes from the bottom of the hill, which Dominique belives results in greater power and aging potential. Zero dosage.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 92
The 2012 Extra Brut Efflorescence is one of the more focused wine in this range, notwithstanding its mid-weight personality. Orchard fruit, white flowers, chalk, mint and white pepper give the Efflorescence much of its high-toned personality. The 2012 is understated and classy from start to finish. Disgorged: January 2016.