Champagne LES CRAYERES 2015 Dosage Zero
Benoit Marguet House
Benoit Marguet is beyond organic: it is pure biodynamic, and it does not do it to follow trends or marketing where in recent years it was enough to write on the Bio label to sell. Marguet really believes it, and it took years to achieve its goal: First of all, to produce a good and pleasant champagne that conserves all the energy of the elements that make up the terroir of its people 8 hectares of Grand Crù classified vineyards both in Ambonnay and in Bouzy. All without any synthetic product: from the vineyard, where it is accessed only on foot or on horseback and where no type of chemistry is allowed, to the cellar where the vinification operations perfectly respect the history of Champagne. The screws are “old”, 40 years, but they are better resistant to potential insects and microorganisms that could be harmful and that, in time, allowed the same plants to give better and richer fruit, therefore more expressive, once vinified, of the territory of belonging. Benoiti also does not use “tirage liqueur”, the famosa shipping liquor, thus letting the consumer have the real perception of his winemaking technique and his wines.
The Crayères is a zero dosage biodynamic champagne with a blend of Pinot Nero al 58% and Chardonnay 42%. The grapes are grown in old vineyards in the Grand Crù area of Ambonnay, all conducted in a biodynamic regime. Bubble with a great personality that makes us encounter complex and intriguing sensations with strong and uncommon tastes thanks to Benoit's meticulousness in the selection and vinification of its fruits. The grapes vinify first in barrique fermenting on their own yeasts and then refermented, according to the champenoise method, bottled for others 44 months at the end of which we proceed with the opening without dosing. Bubble with a bright golden yellow color, load with very fine perlage and great persistence; the nose is announced with a dominated mineral note accompanied by citrus aromas and puffs of yeast and pastry. On the palate it is structured with a full and captivating sip with elegant mineral and juicy texture. Champagne with a unique and engaging personality thanks to the stylistic perfection with which it expresses itself.