jeudi 14 novembre 2019

Champagne de Villepin - Millésime 2012


(around 23 euros per bottle)

Sober and luxurious bottle.

Aspect:

Golden and bright.

Fine and brilliant bubbles.

Fine bead of bubbles persistent after service of the flute.

Nose:

Radiant and captivating first nose, thanks to the long period (1 year) between disgorgement and marketing.

Sensual aromas of honey, caramel and beeswax, coupled with joyful notes of roasted coffee and subtle spices, translations of the well-defined maturity of the champagne obtained by 3 years of patient ageing on laths of the bottles, before riddling and disgorgement.

Later, the Pinot Noir, exclusive varietal of the champagne, carefully harvested by hand in low yield plots of Boursault, reveals all its generosity with scents of red and black fruits compote.

Palate:

Chiselled opening, thanks to the rigorous selection of the first juices (cuvée), purer, during the soft pressing of the grapes, underlined by the absence of dosage (no sugar added during the disgorgement of the bottles).

The power driven by a vibrant minerality is then unveiled, reserved, tasty caress obtained by the judicious fulfilment of the malolactic fermentation of the base wines.

Dense finish.

Great length on the palate.

With this Millésime 2012, Bruno de Villepin offers us a radiant champagne, audacious blending between force and vitality.

To taste as an aperitif or during a meal, with a turbot and aniseed fennel, for example.

Established in Boursault, in the Marne Valley, Bruno de Villepin has been perpetuating since 1999 the family traditions handed down by nine generations of passionate wine growers. He cultivates its vineyard of 7 hectares in the greatest respect of the environment (certifications Haute Valeur Environnementale and Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne), composed of 50% Meunier, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir. A vinification in small volumes, to separate each of his plots, gives birth to touching champagnes, marketed since 2013.

Champagne de Villepin
2 rue Pasteur
51 480 Boursault
Tel.: +33 (0)6 87 10 38 39