Marie Courtin Champagne Efflorescence Extra Brut

Marie Courtin

Wine label
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Varietals:Pinot Noir
Vineyard:Harvested from massale selection vines 35-40 years in age from a single parcel located in Polisot (Cote des Bar). Harvested from the bottom of the hill where there is more clay.
Soil:Clay and Kimmerdigian Limestone bands similar to those found in Chablis. The Cotes des Bar is closer in proximity to Chablis than to Epernay.
Viticulture:Farmed biodynamically and hand harvested.
Vinification:Fermented in used barriques using natural yeasts (for both fermentations).
Aging:Sur lie for three years and bottled with zero dosage.
Production:1300 6packs
Tasting:This barrel fermented vintage cuvee is made from grapes from the bottom of the hill, which Dominique belives results in greater power and aging potential. Zero dosage.


Antonio Galloni: 92
The 2012 Extra Brut Efflorescence is one of the more focused wine in this range, notwithstanding its mid-weight personality. Orchard fruit, white flowers, chalk, mint and white pepper give the Efflorescence much of its high-toned personality. The 2012 is understated and classy from start to finish. Disgorged: January 2016.