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Domaine La Borderie Cuvee Douce Folie Rose NV

Mix 12
Mix 6
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Description & Technical Information
Champagne Domaine La Borderie was created in 2013 by Simon and Marie Normand. As brother and sister, they took over the family estate of 11.5 hectares, located around Bar-sur-Seine in the Côte des Bar. This is 160kms south of Reims and if you drive a further 162kms south you are in Beaune! For over 100 years the family sold their grapes to the big brands then in 2013 they produced 6000 bottles and now they are making over 20,000 bottles. Important to the family has been conservation of biodiversity their area in 2013 classified as "High Environmental Value" and additionally certified "Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne."

In the vineyard they are constantly looking for small yields and a high degree of ripeness of the grapes giving a high concentration of fruit in the champagnes. The winery is ultra modern, gravity fed and with each batch vinified separately. A little oak is used typically 5-15% of oak-fermented wines, the stainless steel fermented wines go through the malolactic fermentation whereas in barrels it is avoided. Oxidative style is not to Simon’s liking, tension and fruitiness very much are.

Vinification: Vatting time of about 48 hours in stainless steel tanks for the whole harvest, with an interruption of maceration when the desired colour is obtained. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Weather in: 2015 is remembered for its classic growth cycle. The particularly mild winter gave way to a varied spring with a period of freezing temperatures followed by intense heat. The vines reached full bloom at the usual times, during a sunny and dry month of June. It was a glorious summer with plenty of sunshine and little rain. The ripening of the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays was given a boost at the end of August by some long-awaited rainfall. The crops were harvested in mid-September under the cool autumnal skies, giving rise to elegant, fresh and fruity wines, worthy of labelling as true “classics”.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Côte des Bar - Douce Folie | A single vineyard in Merrey-sur-Arce
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Base vintage: 2015
Lees Ageing: 3 years
Dosage: 2 g/l
Disgorged: July 2019
Production: 4,000 Bottles
Drink: Now to 2026

Tasting Note: Clear, medium deep colour. Floral notes of violet, fresh berries: raspberry, blackcurrant, morello cherry, mineral notes, expressive nose, fine and delicate. Supple opening on the palate, creamy effervescence, fleshy, acidic, fairly winey, gourmet, fruity.
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