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Les Rachais 2012


Les Rachais champagne comes from a single plot cultivated using biodynamic principles and following the lunar calendar. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, it is a champagne with an attractive personality, allying power and grace.



Wine: Les Rachais
Appelelation: Champagne Vintage Brut Nature
Vintage: 2012
Terroir: Plot “”Hurtebise/Les Rachais”” in the Massif de Saint Thierry. Sandy limestone soils.
Average age of the vines: 43 years
Composition: 100% Chardonnay – Massale selection
Dosage: Extra-Brut : 3 to 5 g/L
Brut Nature : 0 g/L
Certification : ECOCERT – Organic
Bottle size: 750 ml



Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Vinified on fine lees in old small oak barrels with “batonnage” (beating in) on “Fruit” and “Flower” days. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place. Bottled on “fruit days” of the lunar calendar. Unfined and unfiltered.



Rich nose of fully ripe white fruit, citrus, pastries and of dried fruit with a slight hint of honey. In the mouth, the wine is mouth filling, with a fine texture. Powerful and long.



Serve at 10 °C (50°F) as an aperitif, or at table with fish, poultry and white meats. The wine shows at its best after several minutes of aeration.





Press Comments

eRobertParker: 94 pts (2008 vintage) – 93+ pts (2009 vintage)
Vinous – Antonio Galloni: 94 pts (2010)
Bettane & Desseauve 2018: 171⁄2 /20 (2010)
Gerhard Eichelmann: * * * * * (2007, 2008 & 2009)
Jacques Dupont: 181⁄2 /20 (2008) – 181⁄2-19 /20 (2010)
La Revue du Vin de France: 17 /20 (2010)
Migliori 99 guide 2018: 19.4 /20 (2010)
Amphore Organic Wines Challenge 2017: Gold medal (2010)

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