Benoit Dehu Champagne Cuvee La Rue des Noyers Brut Nature [2014]

Benoit Dehu

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Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Meunier
Varietal notes: 100% Pinot Meunier
Vineyard: 1.70 hectares parcel of Pinot Meunier located in Fossoy on the western edge of the Vallee de la Marne.
Soil: limestone
Viticulture: Organically farmed Pinot Meunier, 1.7 hectares farmed biodynamically. A quarter of the property is worked with a horse named Violette.
Vinification: Vinified in oak barrels, many of which are made from trees from the forest of Fossoy. No malo, unfined and unfiltered.
Aging: Aged in oak barrels. No dosage.
Production: Extremely limited.
Notes: Benoit is an eighth generation vigneron that returned to the family estate after working for Bollinger. He is committed to natural farming and aims to craft unadultered, pure Pinot Meunier. He purchased this 1.7 hectare vineyard and farms it biodynamically. The results are exceptional and we are thrilled to introduce Benoit's work to our clients. The Cuvee La Rue de Noyers, named for the walnut trees that line the parcel, is a wine that will keep you intrigued and coming back for more.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 93+
Benoit Déhu NV (2014) Extra Brut Cuvée La Rue des Noyers Non-Dosé is bright, powerful and tightly wound. A wine of energy and vibrancy, the 2014 is going to need at least a few years to be at its very best. Even so, its potential today is evident. The Meunier character is pronounced, but it is the wine's salivating minerality that gives shape, focus and cut. What a gorgeous wine this. Disgorged on August 4, 2017 with no dosage.