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Ruppert-Leroy Martin Fontaine

Regular price $120.00

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Grapes: Chardonnay

Region: Cote des Bar, Champagne, France

Vintage: 2017

Viticulture: Biodynamic

Soils: Clay + Limestone

Yeasts: Native

Vinification: Direct press, then fermented in tanks. 9 months of élevage on fine lees take place in 225L barrels and 500L demi-muids.

Aging: 18-20 months sur-lie in bottle, disgorged à la volée, and bottled without any liqueur de tirage (Brut Nature) or added SO2

Fining or Filtering: Disgorged

Dosage: 0 g/l

Sulfur: None added

Notes from the Importer: Martin Fontaine is a steep parcel of Chardonnay planted at the top of the hill with a south/southwestern exposure. The name appears to refer to an old water source at the bottom of the hill that no longer exists. The alternate name “Mort Fontaine” (the dead fountain) has been changed here to the more agreeable Martin Fontaine. In addition to their vineyards, Ruppert-Leroy operates a biodynamically-certified farm where they grow their own vegetables, raise animals, produce their own composts / biodynamic preparations, and host conferences on biodynamics. 

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