Huré Frères, Istantanée Champagne 2012
Producers : Huré Frères
Region: Montaghe de Reims, Champagne, France
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Vinification: Grapes are sourced from a variety of 1er cru vineyards in Montagne de Reims. Ludes and neighboring Rilly la Montagne’s soils are predominantly calcareous clay. In Villedomange there is a mix of limestone, clay and sand over deep chalk, and in Brouillet in the Ardre Valley, clay and sand over chalk.Huré Frères is committed to using environmentally sustainable farming practices. This includes use of organic composts, conservative use and progressive reduction of herbicides, minimal tillage of the soil, maintenance of natural groundcover, careful pruning adapted to each vine, and meticulous thinning of the plants and canopy management.Each village, varietal and parcel is vinified separately to provide precise elements for the blends. The final blend ages for six years on the lees before final bottling. Dosage is 4g/l.
Vegan? : Yes
This is a classic vintage cuvee meant to be a reflection of the year, it is aged for six years on lees and bottled with 2-5 g/L of residual sugar. The result is rich and complex, with lovely yellow and citrus fruit on the nose and a well defined and focused palate.