Champagne Vincent Charlot
Demeter certified, gastronomic, Grand Cru Ay: top 1% of Champagne
 
 
 
 

Vincent Charlot is among the small group (less than 1%) of biodynamic growers in Champagne. All of his 4 ha of vineyards are Demeter certified. Vincent has very old vines (60+ years old) at his disposal. With biodynamic as his tool, he is able to harvest grapes at perfect ripeness, making intense flavoured, full-bodied sparkling wines which some may think as a controversial Champagne.

No malo-lactic fermentation is used at this address. Vincent relies on biodynamic, late harvest, and strict selection (we witness vineyards with only 30% of the grapes being picked) to produce perfected grapes with sufficient ripeness and intensity to balance the refreshing acids in the wine.

Treat these as table wine with bubbles rather than a sparkling wine. We recommend decanting, or doing a slow-ox (pour a glass out from the bottle, then put on a champagne stopper, and leave it for more than 4 hours before serving). These are wines which require time, care and attention.

 

NV "le Fruit de ma Passion" Extra Brut

Price: $460

Dosage: 3.5 g/l

Grape: 65% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay
92+ points, John Gilman
 




 

NV "le Rubis de la Dune" Rose de Saignee Extra Brut

Price: $520

Dosage: 5 g/l

Grape: 80% Pinot Meunier 20% Pinot Noir from the vineyard "La Dune", vines planted in 1955
92 points, John Gilman
 
 

 
 

2013 L'Or des Basses Ronces, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut

Price: $630 (sold out)

Dosage: 6 g/l

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

 

 
 

 
 

2011 "Cuvee Ecorche de la Genette" Rose de Saignee Extra Brut

Price: $660 (sold out)

Dosage: 6 g/l

Grape: 90% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir

 

 


 
 

2009 "Cuvee Clos des Futies"

Price: $890

Dosage: 5 g/l

Grape: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

Soil: Clay, Limestone