R. H. Coutier, Cuvée Henri III, Extra Brut Champagne


Producer


Region

FranceChampagneMontagne de Reims

Appellation

Extra Brut Champagne

Cuvée

Henri III

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Farming

Organic conversion

Vinification

Aged in bottle before release, Barrel Aged, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Unfined & Unfiltered

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

Note

Limited

Produced with 100% Pinot Noir fruit. 40% from 2011 & 60% from the great 2012 harvest.
Barrel aged in neutral oak after blending during harvest 2012. Bottled in the spring of 2013.
Dosage: 3 gr/L
Aged on its lees a minimum of 7 years, giving the wine its remarkable, yeasty, toasty nose. Shows notes of candied and bright cherry fruit, honey and flowers.  In the mouth it is both creamy & rich, but finishes fresh and mineral. This is an iconic expression of Ambonnay Pinot Noir.