Vineyard: La Dune vineyard is 0.28 hectares and was planted in 1955.
Orientation: Multiple parcels, varied exposure.
Soil: Silt-clay with flint.
Viticulture: Practicing biodynamic. Soils worked manually, grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification: 14 hour maceration, Indigenous yeast fermentation, no malolactic.
Aging: Aged on the lees in oak barrels for eight months; no fining or filtration; zero dosage; 50 mg/l SO2. Disgorgement: October 2016
Notes: From the 0.28 hectares biodynamically-farmed vineyard of La Dune planted in 1955 comes this 80% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir blend. With well-defined sweet red berry notes and a long and persistent finish, this zero-dosage Blanc de Noirs has great staying power and deserves a spot on your table.
Charlot's 2012 Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée Rubis de la Dune tastes very ripe and sweet, despite having been bottled with no dosage. There is good definition in the sweet red berry flavors, but not as much depth or complexity as I had hoped. Disgorged: October 2016 and bottled with no dosage.