Marie Courtin Champagne Resonance Extra Brut [2014]

Marie Courtin

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Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: Sourced from massale selection vines 35-40 years in age from a single parcel located in Polisot (Cote des Bar). The fruit for Resonance comes from the top of the slope where there is little topsoil.
Orientation: East/Southeast exposure
Soil: Clay and Kimmerdigian Limestone bands similar to those found in Chablis. The Cotes des Bar is closer in proximity to Chablis than to Epernay.
Viticulture: Farmed biodynamically and hand harvested
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel using native yeasts for both fermentations.
Aging: aged in stainless steel and bottled with no dosage. Disgorgement: June 2017
Notes: Fresh and nervy with a rounder character than in past years. Classic Marie Courtin cut with a bit more meat on the bone.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 92
The NV (2014) Extra Brut Resonance is superb. Rich and ample on the palate, with terrific freshness and verve, the Resonance is another gorgeous and deeply expressive Champagne from Dominique Moreau. The orchard fruit, crushed stone and floral notes are beautifully focused throughout. The saline-drenched finish only adds to the wine's considerable appeal. This is an especially tense, vibrant style, even within the context of Moreau's wines. Disgorged in April 2017 with no dosage.