I’m a Grower, not a Show-er: Edition 10

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This cheeky sparkling wine pack puts the spotlight on a medley of Champagnes from small producers of the region, promising to surprise and delight.

  • André Heucq Héritage Rosé de Meunier – Phase 2 | Rosé (70% Meunier, 30% Chardonnay)
  • Domaine La Borderie Douce Folie |Rosé (100% Pinot Noir)
  • Savart Bulle de Rosé | Rosé (70% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay, 8% still red wine)

André Heucq Héritage Rosé de Meunier – Phase 2 

What — Rosé (70% Meunier, 30% Chardonnay)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Ripe red berry fruit characters, with a saline note running through the palate

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André Heucq began the family run domaine in 1936—now the fourth generation continues their great grandfather’s legacy. André, the third generation and current chef de cave, steered the domaine towards biodynamic practices with the estate certified since 2018, after having practiced them for many years prior.

The estate is located in Cuisles, in the Vallée de la Marne; an area very much home to Meunier. The Héritage Rosé de Meunier – Phase 2 comes from a single parcel of old vines within Cuisles, la Bout de la Ville. It is a blend of 70% Meunier, of which a portion is made into red wine and blended in, and 30% Chardonnay with fruit entirely from the 2014 vintage. The wine then spends 3 years on lees, before disgorgement. Phase 2 represents their ‘assemblage’ Rosé as opposed to Phase 1, which is their Rosé de Saignée expression. Production of the Héritage Rosé de Meunier – Phase 2 is incredibly limited, at only 1,300 bottles! 

With the vigour of the fourth generation, the estate of André Heucq is one to keep your eyes on.

 

 

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Domaine La Borderie Douce Folie 

What — Rosé  (100% Pinot Noir)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Strawberries, ripe plums and spice continue from the nose to a long finish.

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In 2013, Champagne Domaine La Borderie was created in 2013 by siblings, Simon and Marie Normand, who took over the family estate of 11.5 hectares, around Bar sur Seine in the Côte des Bar; for comparison, Bar sur Seine is just 160km from the main city of Reims but also just 162km from Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy.

The Normand family have been providing grapes to the negociants for over 100 years, until Simon and Marie created Domaine La Borderie. With ‘High Environmental Value’ and ‘Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne’ certifications, sustainability and healthy vineyards remain at the core of their operations.

Val Moré is a 100% Pinot Noir single vineyard of the Domaine. It sees around 5% of barrel fermentation, with the remainder in stainless steel. The 2015 spent 4.5 years on lees and received a small dosage of 3g/L; only 1,800 bottles were produced, highlighting the miniscule size of the plot.

A relative newcomer to the world of Champagne, the wines from Simon and Marie represent an exciting new development in the Côte des Bar.

 

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Savart Bulle de Rosé

What — Rosé (70% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay, 8% still red wine)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Red berries, blood orange and crunchy red currants come together with an evolving example that opens up in the glass.

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Producer Frédéric Savart’s initial dreams of being a professional footballer might not have panned out, but he’s certainly surpassed expectations as a vigneron. When he took over the domaine from his father (affectionately known throughout Champagne as Dan Dan), Savart continued to honour his motto—“the best wine from the best grapes”. 

Based in Ecueil just south of Reims, Savart’s Bulle de Rosé comes from a selection of estate parcels within the village. It is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Noir, vinified as a red wine, then added to this assemblage Rosé expression. Savart’s style incorporates a masterful use of oak, creating beautifully balanced examples without becoming too oxidative or overwhelmingly oaky. Dosage is kept low, yet balanced in the overall expression. 

Without question, Savart is one of today’s most exciting Champagne producers—and he continues to demonstrate a joie de vivre as he continues exploring new terroirs and refining his work in both the cellars and vineyards. 

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From a hand-picked selection of small producers of the region, this sparkling wine pack is a cheeky one—for good reason. Set aside major houses (like the Grandes Marques of Moët and Veuve) for a moment and let these bubbles enlighten your palate. It promises to only grow on you with each luscious sip and you might find that after all, bigger isn’t always better.

This pack is a rotating selection that highlights the excitement and diversity within Champagne.

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André Heucq Héritage Rosé de Meunier – Phase 2 

What — Rosé (70% Meunier, 30% Chardonnay)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Ripe red berry fruit characters, with a saline note running through the palate

+ Read More

André Heucq began the family run domaine in 1936—now the fourth generation continues their great grandfather’s legacy. André, the third generation and current chef de cave, steered the domaine towards biodynamic practices with the estate certified since 2018, after having practiced them for many years prior.

The estate is located in Cuisles, in the Vallée de la Marne; an area very much home to Meunier. The Héritage Rosé de Meunier – Phase 2 comes from a single parcel of old vines within Cuisles, la Bout de la Ville. It is a blend of 70% Meunier, of which a portion is made into red wine and blended in, and 30% Chardonnay with fruit entirely from the 2014 vintage. The wine then spends 3 years on lees, before disgorgement. Phase 2 represents their ‘assemblage’ Rosé as opposed to Phase 1, which is their Rosé de Saignée expression. Production of the Héritage Rosé de Meunier – Phase 2 is incredibly limited, at only 1,300 bottles! 

With the vigour of the fourth generation, the estate of André Heucq is one to keep your eyes on.

 

 

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Domaine La Borderie Douce Folie 

What — Rosé  (100% Pinot Noir)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Strawberries, ripe plums and spice continue from the nose to a long finish.

+ Read More

In 2013, Champagne Domaine La Borderie was created in 2013 by siblings, Simon and Marie Normand, who took over the family estate of 11.5 hectares, around Bar sur Seine in the Côte des Bar; for comparison, Bar sur Seine is just 160km from the main city of Reims but also just 162km from Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy.

The Normand family have been providing grapes to the negociants for over 100 years, until Simon and Marie created Domaine La Borderie. With ‘High Environmental Value’ and ‘Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne’ certifications, sustainability and healthy vineyards remain at the core of their operations.

Val Moré is a 100% Pinot Noir single vineyard of the Domaine. It sees around 5% of barrel fermentation, with the remainder in stainless steel. The 2015 spent 4.5 years on lees and received a small dosage of 3g/L; only 1,800 bottles were produced, highlighting the miniscule size of the plot.

A relative newcomer to the world of Champagne, the wines from Simon and Marie represent an exciting new development in the Côte des Bar.

 

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Savart Bulle de Rosé

What — Rosé (70% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay, 8% still red wine)
Where — Champagne, France
When — NV

Red berries, blood orange and crunchy red currants come together with an evolving example that opens up in the glass.

+ Read More

Producer Frédéric Savart’s initial dreams of being a professional footballer might not have panned out, but he’s certainly surpassed expectations as a vigneron. When he took over the domaine from his father (affectionately known throughout Champagne as Dan Dan), Savart continued to honour his motto—“the best wine from the best grapes”. 

Based in Ecueil just south of Reims, Savart’s Bulle de Rosé comes from a selection of estate parcels within the village. It is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Noir, vinified as a red wine, then added to this assemblage Rosé expression. Savart’s style incorporates a masterful use of oak, creating beautifully balanced examples without becoming too oxidative or overwhelmingly oaky. Dosage is kept low, yet balanced in the overall expression. 

Without question, Savart is one of today’s most exciting Champagne producers—and he continues to demonstrate a joie de vivre as he continues exploring new terroirs and refining his work in both the cellars and vineyards. 

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