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This wine represents so much of what is exciting about the grower champagne movement. These chardonnay grapes are grown using biodynamic practices on a 3 hectare island of chalky soil in Montgueux. Montgueux is a relatively young star in Champagne having only really been used for viticulture since the 1960s but quickly developing a reputation for yielding high quality chardonnay. The grapes are hand-harvested and harvest times are dictated by taste and are often later than his neighbours as Vincent refuses to chaptalize (add sugar to) his wines. The wine undergoes a long and cool fermentation using natural yeast and full malolactic fermentation in oak. The wine is then aged for a minimum of 8 years sur lie before disgorgement and in keeping with the “less is more” philosophy, Vincent keeps the dosage as low as possible as well as adding very little to no sulphur. The result of this meticulous effort is a wine that expresses a very unique terroir in Champagne that combines textural richness with an enduring chalky mineral quality that keeps the palate excited for each sip. There aren’t many people making Champagne like this and we are very lucky to have the opportunity to taste this love letter to the Montgueux microclimate.