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Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Brut Nature Les Cognaux 2019

$93.99

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100% Pinot Noir. Clay-Limestone with a majority of gray clay. Elevage in tank and in barrels sur lie for 6 months, then 2 years in bottle. Bottled brut nature. Expressive and balanced with aromas of raspberry and strawberry, floral notes of rose, peony, and stone fruit. Fresh and rich in the mouth with nice tension. Very long mineral finish.

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The story of Ruppert-Leroy is quite charming. The main character is Benedictine Ruppert, who learned to make wine from Bertrand Gautherot at Vouette & Sorbée (with a lesson or two from Pierre Overnoy thrown in!). She inherited some vines from her Dad and also planted a few in a pasture in the Aube where her family raises sheep. Today she has about four hectares of vines and farms biodynamically. There are still some sheep running about.

All the wines she produces are single vineyard (aside from the solera) and made with no dosage or sulfur.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Style

    Crisp , Elegant , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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