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Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
The first nose is fruity and very fresh. Yellow fruit and green melon flavours are perceived on a minty background. After a few moments of airing, deeper notes emerge. Hazelnut, butter, brioche, thyme come to us in turn. It is a complex nose, which takes us to different worlds. The attack in the mouth is soft, very comfortable, then one is struck by the substance of the wine. It is ample, full and produces an oily sensation. The whole is expressed on an aromatic "biscuity – woody" background as well as a dense and caressing texture. The finish is very long and shows soft tannins, which delay the sensation of freshness that comes later. The wine finishes on a warm, chalky note. To be reserved for a meal of fine seafood: roasted scallops, sole meunière or turbot with champagne.
From a plot of land “La Goutte d’Or” planted in 2001 in Fontaine-sur-Aÿ; pinot noir planted on chalky soil. Fermentation in barrels, stirring and regular topping up for 8 months. The wine is drawn off under corks and aged for a minimum of 40 months on laths. It is unglued and very lightly filtered. Photograph of a plot of land and the typicality of the chalk.
About the winery:
Domaine Tellier is situated in Moussy, near Epernay, which is located between the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs in the very heart of the Champagne region.
Most of the plots are found midway up the slopes and spread over 5 villages. Each plot reflects a micro-terroir created by its location, topography and soil structure. To make the most of this diversity, they decided to vinify all the plots separately.
A new chapter in the château’s history was begun in 2014 when the property was acquired by the Moulin and Cathiard families, who have brought with them considerable enthusiasm and experience.
Terroir: Although chalk is at the foundation of the great Champagne terroirs, they have two different types of soil in their vineyards:
On these 13 plots, Pinot Meunier predominates (59%), followed by Chardonnay (35%) and a touch of Pinot Noir (6%). This terroir, with deep soil over a chalky bedrock, creates wines with structure, power and good length.
These 4 small plots are entirely planted with Chardonnay. The shallow soils sit over chalk that often breaks through to the surface. This terroir lends the wines elegance and minerality.
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