Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: 15 rows (0.25 hectare) of 10 different Burgundian Pinot clones planted in 2007, all of which are massale selection.
Soil: Clay and limestone with bands of Kimmeridgian (terre blanche) common to Chablis and Chavignol.
Viticulture: Vines are farmed using organic methods.
Vinification: 1st press juice only, hand harvested and crushed by foot and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aging: Aged 36 months sur lie, zero dosage.
Production: Extremely limited.
Notes: An exciting new vineyard and wine in Cedric's lineup, Presle is an exploration in a variety of co-planted Burgundian Pinot clones and offers a rich and aromatically expressive Blanc de Noirs. zero dosage.
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 95
One of the more complete wines in this range, the 2013 Roses de Jeanne Blanc de Noirs Presle emerges from a parcel planted with ten different clones of Pinot. The flavors are wonderfully nuanced and layered in the glass. Bright, saline notes give energy to the finely cut Pinot fruit. Understated and classy, the Presle has much to say, but like all of the 2013s here, it needs to unwind. Disgorged in April 2017 with no dosage.