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Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grapes: 55% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier.
Tasting Notes: The first nose immediately displays notes of plum, almond and dried flowers, reminding of late summer or early autumn. The wine slowly unfolds around bread and butter notes, showing patient aging in the cellars. Upon aeration, the expressive maturity is highlighted by exquisite aromas of baked apples, marzipan and quince jelly, accompanied by slightly “meaty” base notes.
The attack on the palate is petulant, refreshing and effervescent. The acidity brings liveliness and rhythm to the tasting, and later gives birth to a certain smoothness. Besides, the effervescence and the dosage are in unison and enhance the remarkable body and the overall warmth on the palate. Warmth, body and smoothness merge to create a singular texture akin to wool.
Domaine Tellier is situated in Moussy, near Epernay, which is located between the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs in the very heart of the Champagne region.
Most of the plots are found midway up the slopes and spread over 5 villages. Each plot reflects a micro-terroir created by its location, topography and soil structure. To make the most of this diversity, they decided to vinify all the plots separately.
A new chapter in the château’s history was begun in 2014 when the property was acquired by the Moulin and Cathiard families, who have brought with them considerable enthusiasm and experience.
Terroir: Although chalk is at the foundation of the great Champagne terroirs, they have two different types of soil in their vineyards:
On these 13 plots, Pinot Meunier predominates (59%), followed by Chardonnay (35%) and a touch of Pinot Noir (6%). This terroir, with deep soil over a chalky bedrock, creates wines with structure, power and good length.
These 4 small plots are entirely planted with Chardonnay. The shallow soils sit over chalk that often breaks through to the surface. This terroir lends the wines elegance and minerality.
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