Les Cognaux, Pinot Noir

Les Cognaux, Pinot Noir

Ruppert Leroy
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Champagne, FR

Type, Sparkling

Grapes, Pinot Noir

Alc.  12%

Year,  2017

Size,  750ml 

Serving: cold (6–11°C)

About: The Leroy family were originally sheep breeders in the small village of Essoyes, Cotes des bars. It was the 1980's before, learning of the terrific soils they stood upon, the family began to convert their land into vines. In 2009, Benedicte took the dramatic leap from PE teacher to head winemaker at the family domaine. All work is now done according to biodynamic principles and never any dosage. 

Les Cognaux is from a tiny 0.7ha plot high on the hills, grown over marl and limestone soils still littered with cockle and oyster shells. The resulting wine is full of red fruit flavour, wild strawberries and plum. A layered structure with great mineral quality and a super lean finish. This wine could age beautifully over the years, but when it's drinking this well now it would be a shame not to. A brut nature at the top of the game.