Brut Zero

Brut Zero

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Champagne, FR

Type, Sparkling

Grapes, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

Alc.  12%

Year,  NV

Size,  750ml 

Serving: Cold (6–11°C)

About: The Minière family domaine was founded in 1919 and for many generations it would just sell their fruit to the larger Champagne houses that had more money. In 2007, Frederic Minière and his brother, Rodolphe, were given the chance to begin bottling wines under their family name. Inspired by two harvests spent with the king  Anselme Selosse, they now make super high quality wines using organic farming and a low intervention winemaking style.

The Brut Zero is made up of mostly 2014 vintage wine and some 2013. Both the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier come from some of the oldest plots of the domaine. 30% of the blend is vinified in new barrels with the remainder put in barrels that are over four years old. The wine is aged for 7 years in bottle on its lees. A heady nose of toasted bread and stone fruit is followed by well balanced acidty on the palate and a touch of salinity.