Vineyard: Sourced from vineyards La Genette (0.55 hectares) and Les Chapottes (0.55 hectares).
Orientation: Multiple parcels, varied exposure.
Soil: Clay and limestone.
Viticulture: Practicing biodynamic. Soils worked manually, grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification: Indigenous yeast fermentation and ageing in barriques for 8 months; no malo.
Aging: Aged in oak barrels for eight months; unfined and unfiltered; 4.5 g/l dosage; 55 mg/l SO2. Disgorgement: November 2016
Notes: 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.
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.