José Michel et Fils, Champagne Brut Tradition NV 375ml
France / Sparkling

José Michel et Fils, Champagne Brut Tradition NV 375ml

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from José Michel et Fils:

"From vine in clusters in the previous century to wire-trained vines of today, four generations of this family passionate about wine have contributed to the growth and development of vineyards belonging to the Michel family.

The adventure started in the 19th century with Paul Michel (1860-1936) who was the first to harvest the grapes and bottle the wines in 1912. He was followed by Raymond Michel (1902-1971) who developed the manipulation techniques and extended the production of Champagne as well as the area under grape production.

Lastly, José Michel, winegrower from 1955, a visionary uncompromising regarding quality, adapted each of the three grape varieties of the Champagne region to soil conditions and ideal exposure that can bring the best results."

Cuvee Notes from Wine Traditions Ltd (importer):

"The non-vintage Brut is a blend in which the 70% Pinot Meunier forms the base, and 30% Chardonnay adds complexity and finesse. In addition to the base vintage (typically 2 years old), the NV Brut benefits from being blended with 30% reserve wines that are often 4 or 5 years old including a 20+ year old “perpetual reserve”. The champagne is typically 2+ years “sur lattes” and carries a dosage of 7 grams."

Country
France
Region
Champagne
Varieties
Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Limestone
Winemaking
70% base wine, typically 2 years old. #0% reserve wines that are often 4 or 5 years old, including a 20+ year old “perpetual reserve”. Typically aged 2+ years on tirage lees, bottled with a dosage of 7 grams/liter.