Clotilde Davenne Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Clotilde Davenne Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut
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Clotilde Davenne Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut

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Made by a talented woman winemaker, this is a very special Crémant de Bourgogne made from hand picked grapes and vinified in the authentic méthode champenoise with no dosage added. A blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir from Préhy, planted in Kimmeridgien calcaire soils. The wine spends 18 months sur lattes, and turned out to be such a polished, delicious, classy little number. 

Clotilde Davenne dubbed her 1.9 hectare plot of 25 year old chardonnay vines in Petit Chablis “Les Temps Perdu.” This was both an homage to Proust’s novel, and a reference to what the locals told her about the land; that it was a waste of time to work. “Why bother with Petit Chablis,” they asked. But this plot had the very special kimmeridgien terroir, just like in Chablis, it was only its exposition – western – that made it “petit.” Clotilde’s decision to go her own way and ignore the conventional wisdom is indicative of her manner of working in her vines and cellar. She is a truly independent vigneron. 

Clotilde, who comes from a cattle farming family, began her wine career as chief oenologist for the well-known Chablis producer Jean-Marc Brocard. After working with Brocard for 16 years she eventually began assembling her own domain, one small parcel at a time, bottling her first vintage in 2005. Today her domain is comprised of vines in Chablis, Cote d’Auxerre, St. Bris – les Vignes, and Petit Chablis. Her vines in Chablis are as old as 50 years as are her pinot noir vines in Irancy. But perhaps Clotilde’s most prized parcel is 3.5 ha of nearly 100 year old sauvignon blanc vines in St. Bris. She makes a mere 200 cases a year of this complex, intensely concentrated wine.

Along with the wonderful range of wines Clotilde bottles from her estate holdings, she has access to fruit from prémier and grand cru vineyards in Chablis grown by vigneron who work to her exacting specification. In her own vines Clotilde is working naturally as possible, without the use of chemicals, and almost all of her production is harvested by hand. In the cellar all the wines undergo malolactic fermentation, a conscious decision by Clotilde, as she feels it brings greater complexity to the wines.” 


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We are head-over-heels for this classy, delicious French sparkling wine made by a woman winemaker in the Chablis region. Pear, citrus, vanilla, croissant and white stones reveal themselves on the nose and on the palate. We love authentic Champagne, and this wildly impressed us. What a great value and a half bottle is so perfect to keep on the frig door at home at all times:)

May 2022
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