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VARIETAL NOTESPinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier and ArbaneVINEYARDVineyards in in communes of Buxeuil and Polisy in the Côte des Bar, the warmest region of Champagne. The 6 varieties in this wine consituted the traditional blend of the 19th century. The Moutard family continues to cultivate the uncommon varieties of Petit Meslier and Arbane.SOILClay-limestone with Kimméridgien bands (like in Chablis). In fact, the Côte des Bar is closer in proximity to Chablis than it is to Epernay.VITICULTURETraditional farming. Compost of manure and grape stems. Hand harvestedVINIFICATIONShort maceration on the skins. Fermentation in 2nd and 3rd year barrels previously used for White Burgundy.AGINGAged in neutral barrels. 6 years sur lie on the cork. Zero dosage,
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