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Domaine La Borderie Cuvee Val More 2015

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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. This cuvee of Blanc de Noirs is 95% fermented in stainless steel and 5% in oak, where this just adds a little extra texture to the final blend. Val More is the name of the single vineyard.

Weather: A wet winter and mild spring gave way to an exceptionally dry summer from mid-May onwards. Hot weather prevailed until mid-August, when the skies opened again. Rains gave way to fine, cool, yet sunny weather for the first two weeks of harvest, which commenced on August 29th. The 2015 vintage has a lot of common denominators with the 2003 vintage but the 2015s are showing a better balance of weight and freshness with their average potential alcohol level of 10.5% and total acidity of 6.9 g/l. An average vintage and we need to see more releases before we will know for sure how good the big names will be in 2015.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Bar-sur-Seine - single vineyard of Val More
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation: 5% barrel fermented MLF withheld & Stainless Steel fermented wines go through MLF
Lees Ageing: 4.5 years
Dosage: 3 g/l
Disgorged: May 2020
Production: 1,800 bottles
Drink: Now to 2025

Tasting Note: Pale yellow robe, nose with notes of blackcurrant, red currant, smoked limestone, toast, almond, honey, sweet spices. Straightforward, mineral, salty and vinous palate
Champagne Domaine La Borderie Overview
Expert Reviews
88 → 89/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Pale peach toned color. Mild, purely fruity nose with stylish restraint. Little disturbed and drying on the palate, contrasting the nose. Austere finish coming with a phenolic bite. ”
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