Champagne Chapuy "Carte Noir" Tradition Brut

Chapuy's Brut Tradition from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir shows off the estate's style of freshness, minerality and lively acidity.

Details

Details

Champagne from Oger, Grand Cru classified town in Cote des Blancs. Vines grow on steep slopes, soils less chalky with more clay giving more round, rich wine. Varietals fermented separately in SS with ML partially stopped, until bottling/secondary fermentation. Base wine 2017 with 49% Reserve wines. Dosage 6 g/l. 51% Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir 49 % Chardonnay A straw yellow color, supported by a fine and persistent foam. A nose both fresh and fruity, where gourmand notes of yellow fruit are expressed (vine peach, Mirabelle-plum). A fresh and delicate attack on the palate, we find the gourmand notes previously perceived on the nose. The tasting of this wine ends with purity and minerality.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Elodie Chapuy
Producer Champagne Chapuy
Alcohol 12.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 6.00
Acidity (g/l) 6.40
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Best in its first three years.
Grape Variety 50% - Chardonnay
25% - Pinot Noir
25% - Petite Meunier
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Champagne

Region

Champagne


La Champagne is the province, le Champagne is the wine... but the two are certainly inseparable.

This region around the city of Reims has been home to the vine since the Romans planted grapes here in defiance of imperial edicts forbidding viticulture outside of Italy.

Three primary subregions are the Cote de Blancs, Montagne de Reims and the Vallee de la Marne, with grapes being grown in the nearby Cote de Sezanne and the further-south Cote des Bar.

Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay are planted, each in regions where it is best adapted to microclimate.

Subregion

Cote des Blancs


In the Champagne region of France, a search for lightness and delicacy will inevitably lead you to the Cote de Blancs.

Located in the department of Marne, this area streches for about 8000 acres or 12 miles with east facing slopes that are almost exclusively planted with the grapes that gave the region its name: Chardonnay.

Of six villages that have been given Grand Cur status, only four are actually located on the Cote des Blancs namely Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger but all municipalities between Cuis and Bergeres-les-Vertus have their vineyards on the Cotes.

The Cote des Blanc's grand cru villages are highly regarded for their quality of fruit and many the best known prestige cuvees of the big Champagne houses source their fruit from here. The complete list of grand cru villages is:

  • Avize
  • Chouilly
  • Cramant
  • Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
  • Oger
  • Oiry

SKU: 3253
$37.50