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Francis Boulard

Petraea 2012

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Petraea champagne is created using a method similar to that of the Solera. Each year, the previous year’s wine is added in the proportion of 50%. This means that the wine contains some of all the earlier vintages in decreasing proportions. This perpetual reserve was restarted in 2012 as organicchampagne.

 

COMPOSITION

Wine: Petraea
Appelelation: Champagne Brut Nature
Vintage: 2012
Terroir: Plot called “”Le Murtet”” – Sandy limestone terroir on the Massif de Saint-Thierry
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest: 2012
Dosage: Extra-Brut : 3 to 5 g/L
Brut Nature : 0 g/L
Certification : Bio ECOCERT << FR BIO-01 >>
(Organic)
Bottle size: 750 ml

 

VINIFICATION

Only “la cuvée” (the first juice from the first pressing) is used to make this champagne. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Vinified on fine lees in 25 hl oak casks with batonnages (beating in). Malo- lactic fermentation takes place. Unfined and unfiltered. Reducted gas pression for vinous style and elegance.

 

TASTING NOTES

The nose is intense and generous. Scents of fruits, of white flowers with spicy hints. In the mouth the champagne is broad and rich, powerful though still possessing good freshness.

 

SERVING

Serve at 10 °C (50°F) as an aperitif, or at table with fish, poultry, white meats and cheeses.

 

 

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Press Comments

Bettane & Desseauve 2020: 17 /20 (2012)
Robert Parker: 94 pts (MMVII)
Gerhard Eichelmann: * * * * * (MMVII)
RVF green Guide 2016 : 17 /20 (MMVII)
Revel Guide 2014: 19 /20 (MMVII)
Jacques Dupont: 171⁄2-18 /20 (MMVII)
Revue du Vin de France: 17 /20 (MMVI)

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