Marie Courtin Champagne Resonance Extra Brut [2013]

Marie Courtin

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Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: Sourced from massale selection vines 35-40 years in age from a single parcel located in Polisot (Cote des Bar). The fruit for Resonance comes from the top of the slope where there is little topsoil.
Orientation: East/Southeast exposure
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 stainless steel using native yeasts for both fermentations.
Aging: aged in stainless steel and bottled with no dosage
Notes: From the top of the slope where there is very little topsoil, this 100% pinot cuvee is always from a single vintage -- 2013 in this case -- and is usually the raciest, razor-edged wine of the lineup...Blanc de Noirs for oysters!
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 94
The (2013) Extra Brut Resonance, is wonderfully fleshy, open-knit and expressive. Creamy and ample the Resonance boasts impeccable balance in this vintage. The Resonance, one of Marie Courtin's 100% Pinot Noir Champagnes, can at times be angular and austere upon release. Happily, that is not the case here at all. Hints of smoke, slate, dried pear and red stone fruits built into the expressive, open-knit finish. The 2013 Resonance is one of the most impressive and complete young Champagnes I have tasted from proprietor Dominique Moreau. Disgorged: January 2016.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Rating: 91
The Résonance bottling from Dominique Moreau is composed entirely of pinot noir, with the most recent release hailing from the base year of 2013. The wine offers up a fine and still quite youthful nose of apple, tart orange, sourdough bread, lovely minerality and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, low fat and racy, with a full-bodied format, brisk acids, frothy mousse and very good backend mineral drive on the long and snappy finish. This is very low dosage and could do with a bit of time in the cellar to allow the structure to soften up a bit, but it should age nicely and is a fine bottle in the making. 2019-2030.