This Champagne is made from 45-year-old estate-grown Chardonnay vines. It has hints of ripe peach, yellow pear, jasmine flower, honey and Marcona almonds. The palate has firm acidity, chalky minerality and a beautiful mousse that lingers.
Organic farming practices and native yeast fermentation.
Enjoy with oysters, french fries and a Fried Chicken Sandwich.
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“This Vertus domaine numbers among my favorite addresses on the Côte de Blancs, and the Doyard family’s vinous, incisive Champagnes deserve a place in any well-stocked cellar. Deep, concentrated and characterful, everything that bears the Doyard label is well worth serious attention.”
-William Kelley, Wine Advocate
The Doyard family traces their roots in Champagne back to the 17th century. Maurice Doyard, was the first in the family to make wine in Vertus, officially signifying the domaine’s foundation. In 1979, Yannick Doyard took over the domaine, turning it into a beacon for precise, mineral-etched Champagne. Today, Yannick’s son Guillaume is at the helm, farming 10 ha of vineyards in Vertus and the Grand Cru villages of Le Mesnil, Cramant, Oger, Avize and Aÿ. The viticultural philosophy employed by the domaine is a ‘non-dogmatic’ approach to biodynamic farming with absolutely no herbicides or pesticides used. Most of the vineyards are worked by horse and yields are intentionally kept low, adding to the focused intensity that defines the house style. In the cellar, state of the art double banked Coquard PAI presses are employed and every parcel is vinified separately. All of the wines undergo very long lees aging — a minimum of 48 months on all cuvées, lending a vinous quality to the wines that have become the envy of Vertus. Every single decision made in the vineyard and cellar are geared toward making the most expressive, terroir focused Champagne possible.
This wine is all about bright flavors, approachability, and thirst-quenching freshness. The flavor lingers, but the wine goes down fast. It is Marlborough, New Zealand to a Sauvy B TEE!
Certified sustainable farming practices through Sustainable Winegrowing NZ, which certifies all parts of the production chain including vineyards, wineries, bottling facilities, and brands.
This Chardonnay is a total CA babe. It’s vibrant and fresh with a silky palate and touch of sea salt on the finish. In short, it’s an all-around crowd pleaser.
Organic farming practices and only 90 cases produced.
This Pinot is perfectly balanced. With regards to Burgundian Pinot Noir, this wine is rather Volnay-like, and finishes with stony minerality and soft tannins.
Sustainable farming practices and only 92 cases produced.
This Grand Cru Champagne is very complex, deep, and strikes the perfect balance between ripe fruit and toasty, buttered brioche flavors. It is autolytic and well developed with a long, mineral-driven finish.
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered, vegan-friendly, and less than 2,000 cases made.