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Demi Lune Champagne

France
Per Bottle: $115.00
Per case of 6: $690.00
 
Producer: Bruno Michel
Production Area: Epernay, Champagne, France
Type: Champagne
Alcohol: 12.5%
Maison Bruno Michel is above all the story of a committed man, in love with the land, and concerned with protecting it. Winemaker and agrobiologist, Bruno Michel started in the nursery in the early 80s. But for this wine enthusiast, the desire to extract the best grapes from his plants to make his own champagnes was quickly felt. . Thus in 1985, a new chapter opens. Bruno Michel decides to create his estate with his wife Catherine, in Pierry. A small typically Champagne village, a few kilometers south of Epernay. The family vineyard now covers more than 17 hectares, and has no less than 45 plots. Like the Assemblées cuvées, the vines are half planted with Chardonnay, and the rest with Meunier and Pinot noir. The complexity and richness of the clay-limestone and chalky soils that make up the Bruno Michel estate allow the expression of blended wines and vintages from authentic plots. It is out of sight, in vaulted 13th century cellars, in the heart of the village of Pierry, that the House's wines age. The chalk cellars dug by the Benedictine monks bring to the wines a constant freshness and natural humidity, conducive to the expression of the most beautiful aromas. In the history of Maison Bruno Michel, generations follow one another but the love for the land and the wines remains intact. Today, the children of Catherine and Bruno, Pauline, Clément and Guillaume continue to write history. With the same philosophy, the same passion, a touch of dynamism and youth in addition. Concerned about leaving their own land for their children, Catherine and Bruno Michel first turned to biodynamics. Mainly out of curiosity. But also out of a taste for adventure. They did not stop there and chose to go further in their approach, by engaging with their team, towards organic farming. An exciting and demanding job, which resulted in 2004 in Ecocert certification. Bruno Michel had been looking for several years to make a wine without sulfur. He achieves this through the development of organic champagne cuvée Demi-Lune. And indeed, this atypical wine, 100% Pinot Meunier, surprises with its nose with aromas of pear, but also of baked apples and pastry. Its mouth, just as original and fragrant, reveals delicate notes of white fruits, white flowers and orange blossom. We thus obtain a cuvée of a beautiful freshness, with a pale gold color, and a fine and persistent bubble.
Taste: The first nose is clean, precise and fruity. Thus, the Demi-Lune cuvée expresses notes of praline, peach, quince, mirabelle plum, fresh almond, enhanced by accents of orange blossom. The aeration of the Champagne reveals notes of pineapple, apple, tangerine, wild strawberry, not to mention honey, smoked and cereal accents.
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Vinification: ORIGINAL TITLE The "Half-Moon" 100% Meunier - sulfur free VINTAGE Chavot-Courcourt VINIFICATION sulfur free PINOT MEUNIER 100% HARVEST 2017 DRAW March 2018 (2015 bottles) RAW DOSAGE (0g / l of sugar)

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Pinot Meunier 100

Demi Lune Champagne

France