Flavien Nowack


Flavien Nowack Chatillon Sur Marne |Extra Brut

Flavien Nowack

Flavien Nowack Chatillon Sur Marne

Extra Brut

$219.95

- Zero dosage. Barrel-fermented. Biodynamic. Only 411 bottles made 

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The Nowack family has its roots in the Czech Republic, but it has been cultivating grapes in Vandières since 1795. Un until 1915 though, the family's main activity was to produce roof tiles and bricks. When the First World War conscription system was imposed, Ferdinand Nowack decided to produce his own champagne so the sales could provide for the family, whilst he and his son  were at the war front. After the war, they expanded their production and never looked back. Terroir - Caroline Henry.

Flavien joined his father in 2012 and decided to make some changes, notably, moving towards tilling the earth, incorporating biodynamic principles and being creating terroir-driven champagne. He studied at Avize university and was classmates with Guillaume Selosse, son of the infamous Anselme and it was he who showed him the differences in soil types and farming methods that encourage personality and expression.

Usually we would be using the acidity and fruit profile to work in with a dish however as this wine is so suave and decadent with a herbal-mineral edge, we would suggest going for a dish with similar richness like a creamy mushroom and herb linguine or homemade Vitello Tonnato - an Italian dish of cold, sliced veal covered with a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce that has been flavoured with tuna. 

About the house

The Nowack family has its roots in the Czech Republic, but it has been cultivating grapes in Vandières since 1795. Un until 1915 though, the family's main activity was to produce roof tiles and bricks. When the First World War conscription system was imposed, Ferdinand Nowack decided to produce his own champagne so the sales could provide for the family, whilst he and his son  were at the war front. After the war, they expanded their production and never looked back. Terroir - Caroline Henry.

Flavien joined his father in 2012 and decided to make some changes, notably, moving towards tilling the earth, incorporating biodynamic principles and being creating terroir-driven champagne. He studied at Avize university and was classmates with Guillaume Selosse, son of the infamous Anselme and it was he who showed him the differences in soil types and farming methods that encourage personality and expression.

Food pairing

Usually we would be using the acidity and fruit profile to work in with a dish however as this wine is so suave and decadent with a herbal-mineral edge, we would suggest going for a dish with similar richness like a creamy mushroom and herb linguine or homemade Vitello Tonnato - an Italian dish of cold, sliced veal covered with a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce that has been flavoured with tuna. 

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation Biodynamic Biodynamic Producer

Earth


Mineral Wet Stone

Tropical Fruit


Yellow Fruit

Herbs & Spices


Spice