Grapes: Meunier + Chardonnay + Pinot Noir
Region: Vallee de la Marne, Champagne, France
Soils: Chalky Limestone + Clay
Vinification: Fermented and aged in neutral oak for 6 months. Then blended with reserve wine before 2nd fermentation
Aging: 18 months
Fining or Filtering: Disgorged
Dosage: 1 g/l
Notes from the Importer: This cuvée is born of a blend of our Pinot Meuniers harvested in 2018 in the vineyards of Chambrecy with reserve wines from 2013 to 2018. Fermentation and aging in barrel confer matter and structure to the cuvée Garennes. Extra Brut : a light dosage of 1 g/l is used to achieve perfect balance.
Cumières is situated on the right bank of the Marne in the heart of Champagne, 4km from Epernay. The combination of the hillsides, which lie in an amphitheater with southern exposure, the chalk subsoil, and a warm micro-climate resulted in Cumières being classed Premier Cru de Champagne. The Laval family has lived in Cumières since 1694. Vincent’s ancestors always worked the soil without weed-killer, chemical fertilizer, or synthetic pesticides. In 1971, Vincent’s father, Georges, started practicing organic viticulture and made wines in a traditional, natural, and artisanal way. In 1996, inheriting the precious family knowledge, Vincent took over the domaine. Today, 5 people work full-time at the domaine. With the help of Dylan, Estéban, Raphaël and Mathilde, Vincent works 2.5 hectares of vines by hand, makes the wine and produces approximately 20,000 bottles of champagne per year.