Charlot Vincent Fruit de ma Passion Extra Brut

Country: 
France
Region: 
Champagne
Item code: 
FCA209
Vintage: 
2012
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Champagne
Wine type: 
Sparkling
Biodynamic: 
Practicing
Charlot
Varietals: 
White Blend
Varietal notes: 
65% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay
Sourced from vineyards La Genette (0.55 hectares) and Les Chapottes (0.55 hectares).
Multiple parcels, varied exposure.
Clay and limestone.
Practicing biodynamic. Soils worked manually, grapes are hand harvested.
Indigenous yeast fermentation and ageing in barriques for 8 months; no malo.
Aged in oak barrels for eight months; unfined and unfiltered; 4.5 g/l dosage; 55 mg/l SO2. Disgorgement: November 2016
Limited
This blend of two tiny parcels is rich and powerful with a fine-tuned precision. Through natural farmiling and focus, Vincent Charlot's is putting out quality Champagnes of real character.
92
The 2012 Extra Brut Fruit de ma Passion is terrific. Ample, rich and explosive in the glass, the 2012 exudes personality. Lemon confit, wild flowers and green apple are finely sketched. In this wine, Charlot achieves both intensity and precision, while avoiding the more rustic qualities that have at times been an issue. There is so much to like here. The Fruit de ma Passion is 55% Pinot Meunier, 40% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir. Disgorged: November 2016. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter.
Field Publication Computed: 
Vinous
Field Rating Computed: 
92\nThe 2012 Extra Brut Fruit de ma Passion is terrific. Ample, rich and explosive in the glass, the 2012 exudes personality. Lemon confit, wild flowers and green apple are finely sketched. In this wine, Charlot achieves both intensity and precision, while avoiding the more rustic qualities that have at times been an issue. There is so much to like here. The Fruit de ma Passion is 55% Pinot Meunier, 40% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir. Disgorged: November 2016. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter.\n