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Champagne Nicolas Maillart

Champagne Nicolas Maillart Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru 'Les Francs de Pied' 2012


Country: France

Region: Champagne

Type: Champagne

Grape: Pinot Noir

This is 100% Pinot Noir from a single premier Cru plot in Ecueil, planted in 1973. The Southeast facing, sandy soil vineyard is Selection Massale managed with a combination of biodynamic and conventional farming. Respect is shown for the rhythm of the plants.

 Slow, gentle pressing of the grapes using gravity flow techniques. This wine is vinified exclusively in wooden vats and with regular battonage. This Champagne has had a long maturation on the lees in oak and no filtration took place before the bottling. Disgorged by hand and laid down at least three months before sale.

Well-structured and persistent, the 2012 Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru les Francs de Pied offers clear, fresh, precise and delicate fruit on the nose. Fermented 100% in used oak barrels, it is pure, highly finessed, very elegant and saline on the palate, with a lengthy, complex finish.