Champagne Bruno Michel Cuvee Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Millesimee 2010
- Organic and Vegan Certified
Region: Pierry, Champagne
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Grapes harvested on a hillside at the heart of a 2.5-acre, premier cru parcel in the Pierry terroir. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, 7 years on lees, Brut (dosage: 6g/l).
Tasting Notes:Bruno Michel carefully selected the best grape clusters from this terroir, which benefits from southwestern exposure to enhance its aromas. It has surprising, perfumed notes of rose, lime and bergamot and it sets itself apart thanks to its crispness and minerality. This is an expressive cuvée with uncommon balance.
- Coup de coeur Guide des Champagnes Gault et Millau
- Concours International des Vins Biologiques 2016: Gold Medal
- Amphore 2015
Food Pairing: Sea bream with wine sauce, Lobster
Bruno Michel is an organic winegrower. He started a vine nursery in the 1980s, and and founded an estate with his wife Catherine in Pierry in 1985, a few km south of Epernay. Their 12-hectare vineyard is composed of over 35 parcels, planted with 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier and the rest Pinot Noir.
Their champagnes are made in the same village, in vaulted, limestone caves, which offer a constant cool temperature and humidity that allow the champagnes to age slowly in order to bring out their best aromas.
Catherine and Bruno Michel first turned to biodynamic agriculture in 1998 and then transitioned to organic winemaking methods. Their fascinating and demanding work culminated in 2004 when they were awarded an Ecocert and Vegan certification.