A Blanc de Blanc champagne made in the ‘’old style’’ .
The grapes come from plots of 7 or 8 old vines planted on mountain slopes – especially in the countryside known as Les Buzons – in the village of Cramant (the village has a Grand Cru classification). These vines are over 40 years old, and many of them are 60 years old or even older. Yields are low. The soil consists of a thin layer of earth above the chalk base. Fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine is not subjected to malolactic fermentation, filtration or clarification. Anything that can cause stress to the wine is forbidden for the terroir, or soil, to show itself as brightly as possible. The wine is aged in Burgundy-type barrels. After aging adding a dosage 3-5 g/l.
The final wine has a clean, youthful and structured character, with a nice and refined freshness. It’s bubbles are soft and creamy. The aftertaste was very long. As recognized by several wine tasters – drinking Fleur de Passion is like drinking a great Meursault with bubbles!
The Champagne region combines specific climate, soil and topography conditions that form a unique terroir which is currently used by approx. 15 000 vine-growers and 300 wine houses.
The region consists of 4 sub-regions – Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Bar. Each provides customers with a different style of sparkling wine. The dominant grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that are mainly used in Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne, while Chardonnay shows excellent results in Côte des Blancs.
The region is even more appealing because of the so called “Growe’s Champagne” wines, the production of which is overseen by one family from start to finish – they grow and press grapes, make wine and bottle it in the territory of one wine house. This gives the wine a true charm, aura and unique flavour.
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