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Wine Spectator 92pts:
The firm acidity is finely meshed in this seamless Champagne, with a rich note of chalky minerality underscoring the creamy palate's flavors of chopped almond, black currant, fleur de sel and candied lemon zest.
From the importer:
Vineyard: 70% Pinot, 30% Chardonnay and 100% estate-fruit from Ambonnay, one of the largest Grand Cru villages. The Coutier family was the first family to plant Chardonnay in this famed Pinot-centric village.
Orientation: Vineyards in Ambonnay face due south, producing a warmer microclimate for the grapes.
Soil: Ambonnay soils have more clay and a bit less limestone than is typical throughout the region.
Viticulture: The Coutiers practice "lutte raisonnée", a method of viticulture which encourages biodiversity and soil health. Coutier ploughs, uses no herbicides and grows grass between rows.
Vinification: 2011 base vintage, with some reserve from previous vintages. Stainless steel; 100% malolactic.Aging: 6 grams dosage. Disgorged May 2014.
Notes: An excellent and racy bottle with the signature red fruit characteristics of Ambonnay. 6 grams dosage, disgorged May 2014.
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