Charlot Vincent Fruit de ma Passion Extra Brut

Charlot

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2012
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: White Blend
Varietal notes: 65% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay
Biodynamic: Practicing
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
Production: Limited
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.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 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.