R. H. Coutier, 2017 Le Bout du Clos, Blanc de Noirs, Grand Cru


Producer


Vintage

2017

Region

FranceChampagneMontagne de Reims

Appellation

Champagne Grand Cru

Cuvée

Le Bout du Clos

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Farming

Low/No Sulfur Vinification, Organic conversion

Vinification

Aged in bottle before release, Amphora aged, Amphora fermented, Direct pressed whole clusters, Dry Farmed, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Méthode Champenoise

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

Note

Limited

100% Pinot Noir, single parcel planted in 1969 & 1970 by René Coutier.
Bottled without malolactic fermentation.
Aged in an ceramic amphora.
1370 bottles produced.
Bottled in October 2018 & disgorged in the spring of 2023, this unique cuvée is produced with 100% Grand Cru fruit from Ambonnay. It shows precision, freshness and elegance with an expressive aromatic palate including bright red fruit, a solid backbone of minerals delivered by the vine roots growing into the solid chalky limestone bedrock for which this village is so famous. The bead is very fine and precise with great lift and nice creaminess.