Grapes: Meunier + Chardonnay + Pinot Gris
Region: Barzy sur Marne, Marne Valley, Champagne, France
Soils: Clay + Chalk
Vinification: Gentle press, then fermented in barrel. Battonage performed during the winter months.
Aging: Aged 2 years in barrels.
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Among the multitude of producers who have been looking beyond Champagne’s initial grower-producer movement—a movement of growers that began to break free of the big houses and to produce their own wines, typically focused on single plots—are two young and enthusiastic winemakers, Stéphanie Chevreux and Julien Bournazel, of Champagne La Parcelle. Since their debut vintage in 2012, they have been laser-focused on a more homeopathic approach, not only in the vineyards, but in the cellar too.
Upon the acquisition of their first vineyard, a 0.4 ha parcel on the Côteau du Barzy, Stéphanie and Julien immediately began the conversion to biodynamic practices, and to the naked eye it’s evident their land is happy and thriving. The cover crop is verdant with an array of wild thyme, carrots, tomatoes, fruit trees and all things life.