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CHARLY-SUR-MARNE

CHAMPAGNE CHARPENTIER

CHAMPAGNE CHARPENTIERIt is today the eighth generation of vine growers which directs this house founded in 1855.Le vineyard counts 20 ha under reasoned fight. The planted grape varieties are single and atypical for the area of the valley of the Marne: 45% of Chardonnay, 40% of pinot meunier and 15% of pinot noir. The barouche, emblem of the house represented on the label of the vintage Terre d' Emotion, symbolizes the duty to perpetuate know-how and the values received in heritage. The pieces of old vines intended for the development of the vintages Terre d' Émotion, are cultivated in biodynamy. They decided to certify the organic conversion of the vineyard, because their motto is “Give time to the vine and wine”.

It is always a pleasure to see again these passionate winemakers by savouring their splendid Champagne blanc de noirs Extra Brut Terre d'Emotion dosage, assembly only of old vines in Biodynamic, majority pinot noir and Meunier, with dominant notes of almond and honey, It is both fine and structured. Their Brut Vérité Terre d'Emotion, a blend of only old Biodynamic vines, a majority of Chardonnay, married to pinot noir and a hint of Meunier, with a light and abundant mousse, a beautiful harmony to the palate, all fruity and finesse, a soft cuvée, with complex aromas of white flowers, very tasty. Superb blanc de blancs Terre d'Emotion, a blend of only old Biodynamic vines, 100% Chardonnay, with notes of toasted bread, yellow fruits and lilies, mixing roundness and suppleness, of a beautiful breadth, rich and distinguished at the same time, charming.
There is also this vintage ACT' Brut 2012, with delicate scents of peach and lily, a certain nervousness in the mouth, mixing structure and finesse. A very nice Champagne to expect as well with a turbot hollandaise sauce as with strawberries with orange.
The rosé Terre d'Emotion, blend of old vines in Biodynamic, with a large majority of Chardonnay married to Meunier, which is very seductive with its nose of ripe fruit (gooseberry, raspberry... ) and a spicy final touch, accompanied by an abundant and harmonious foam.
The Champagne Brut Réserve, a blend of the 3 grape varieties dominated by Meunier with reserve wines in greater proportion, with aromas of ripe white fruits, concentrated palate and a beautiful vinosity, is all fresh, slightly spicy. The Brut rosé Tradition, pinot meunier exclusively, a rich and distinguished wine, of good mouth with nuances of raspberry, of a beautiful pink sustained.
As for their Champagne Tradition Brut, it is of a pretty aromatic complexity where we find nuances of lemon and honey, dense and distinguished at the same time.

Adresse :


Jean-Marc Charpentier

11, route de Paris 02310 Charly-sur-Marne
03 23 82 10 72
E-mail : info@champagne-charpentier.com
Topfrenchwines website : www.topfrenchwines.com/champagnecharpentier
Personal website : www.champagne-charpentier.com



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Vintages in sale
All range and the 2012 in Millésimée vintage
Established
1855 and begun again by the 8th generation in 1988
Average annual
150 000 bottles
Surface
20 ha
Vine Age
42 years
Soil and exposure
Marno Calcareous, Sud exposure, South-east in heart of slopes
Grape Variety
Chardonnay with 45%, which is rare for Vallée of the Marne, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier
Winemaking
Wine making ferments of it stainless thermo controlled and long wine making at very low temperature for the vintages Terre d' Emotion with a part in maturing under wood (not of new barrels !)
Characteristics
Traditional range: fruity, suppleness, regularity, typical of Vallée of the Marne. Range Terre d' Emotion: purity, smoothness and elegance, faithful to the idea that one is made great champagnes
Wine and food pairing
Terre d' Emotion Blanc de noirs on tapas of ham, fillet mullet, a sea bream in fried peppers, foie gras, steaklets of duck… Terre d' Emotion brut on sautéed gambas, crusty of Saint-Jacob, a curry of burbot…
Prices
22 to 36 €

REFERENCES

References in France
Others references
Guide Dussert-Gerber des Vins de France
National and export sales (%)
France : 70 - Export : 30
Main trading partners
Germany, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, Japan
Guide des Vins Millésimes Vinovox
Guide des Vins Millesimes Vinovox
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