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


Producer


Region

FranceChampagneMontagne de Reims

Appellation

Extra Brut Champagne

Cuvée

Henri III

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Farming

Low/No Sulfur Vinification, Organic conversion

Vinification

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

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

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.