Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: 1.5 hectare vineyard in the lieu-dit "Val Vilaine" consisting of 100% Pinot Noir
Soil: Bands of Kimmeridgian soil common to Chablis. The Côtes des Bars is closer to Chablis than to Reims.
Viticulture: Vineyards are farmed using organic methods and simple Guyot pruning is employed. Vines are planted at a density of 8000 vines per hectare.
Vinification: 1st press juice only, hand harvested and crushed by foot and fermented using indigenous yeast. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aging: Aged for 16 months on the lees in stainless steel. Bottled with no dosage.
Notes: 1.5 hectare vineyard in the lieu-dit "Val Vilaine" consisting of 100% Pinot Noir.1st press juice only, hand harvested and crushed by foot and fermented using indigenous yeast. Aged for 16 months on the lees in stainless steel. Bottled with no dosage.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 91
The NV (2015) Roses de Jeanne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine is a bright and tightly wound wine, which is quite surprising for the year. My sense is that more of the radiance of 2015 will emerge in another year or two, as the wine was disgorged only six months ago. Orchard fruit and floral notes add lift. This is an especially bright style of Pinot. Disgorged in April 2017 with no dosage.