Champagne Rose Indulgence Marie Courtin 2018

Champagne Rose Indulgence
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Champagne Rose Indulgence Marie Courtin , 100% Pinot Noir from 50 year old vines, Rose de Maceration, Biodynamic Champagne, natural yeast fermentation, 0 added sulphur.  Champagne Rose Indulgence is a wow factor pink Champagne of unique purity and complexity.   The wine spends 3-4 days macerating with the biodynamic Pinot Noir and is fermented wild to produce a rich rose.  It then passes into the bottle for its second fermentation with no sulphur added.  On the nose, there are notes of pomegranate, mint and dried pear.  The palate is consumed with savoury notes and subtle gamey textures.  Rose de Maceration offers a unique expression of Champagne, something akin to red burgundy with bubbles. Dominique Moreau’s biodynamic examples of this style are delicious wines, rich, deep, toasty, bottles to savour with fine foods and good friends.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Marie Courtin
Country France
Region Champagne, France
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Pinot Noir
Terroir A type of Kimmeridgian marl similar to the soils in Chablis
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Base wine fermented and matured in used burgundy barrels, 36 months on the lees in bottle.
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Huge potential for development in bottle, 15 years at least.

Marie Courtin is a tiny 6 hectare domaine in Polisot in the Cotes des Bars, the southernmost region of Champagne.

It is run by Dominique Piollot wife of Roland who also has vines in the village and bottles wine under his family name Piollot (see the related wines below). Dominique is a fantastic 'Artisan Vigneron', she has converted her vines to Biodynamic certification (demeter) over a period of 6 years and her wines are the purest expression of traditional method fizz. She uses wild yeasts of course and manages to make some wines without any sulphur. Her Cuvee are very fresh, the acidity creating a veil of elegance and restraint which marks them out from other Champagnes. With food, they are superb and they also age very well although at only 12-15000 bottles in total and 6 cuvee the wine doesn't hang around long.

When first opened, her bottles can seem a little closed but these wines reward a little patience. Uncork the bottle and have a glass then put a Champagne closure on and leave in the fridge over night. In the morning, the wine will have come to life, brimming with rich flavours, nuttiness, toasted brioche and complexity.

When meeting Dominique and Roland, one is struck by their quiet, thoughtful nature and warmth. They are a spiritual couple who feel very attached to the land in their native village of Polisot, not far from the Chablis region in southern Champagne. Dominique expresses this sensitivity in her wine making and approach to viticulture, she is 'true believer' in Biodynamics, and the names of the wines carry their own spiritual significance.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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