Etienne Calsac


Etienne Calsac 'Les Rocheforts' |Blanc de Blancs |NV

Etienne Calsac

Etienne Calsac 'Les Rocheforts'

Blanc de Blancs NV

$134.95

- Young talented grower using organic treatments in the vineyard

- Great expression of Côte des Blancs fruit, clean, mineral & fresh

- Pair with John Dory, creamy mushrooms and crisped kale to pick up the earthier mineral dimensions of the wine. 

This is the third release of this single-vineyard champagne from Bisseuil, which in the past formed the base of Calsac’s Infiniment Blanc. Fifteen percent of the blend is reserve wine that is vinified and aged in oak, and this seems to contribute texture and body on the palate.

The overall impression, however, is of intensely chalky minerality, thoroughly infusing the fruit flavours and making this feel brisk and incisive. It’s superbly balanced at 3 g/l of dosage, finishing with sleek, vivid aromas. - Peter liem

I couldn't agree more with this review from Mr. Liem, we love that tension and chalky grip that glues the tongue to the roof of your mouth.   

Technical details: Base year: 2014, full malolactic conversion and 15% of the wine was aged in barrel for 7 months prior to secondary fermentation. 3051 bottles produced, disgorged February 2017. Predominantly chalk soils with southeast exposition. Ploughing done and grass cover provided.

 

Etienne Calsac, definitely a young gun of champagne making pure, expressive champagne. He took over the family estate in 2008 and has converted to fully Biodynamic farming. He makes very small quantities of this about 3,500 bottles worldwide and owns a total of 2.8-odd hectares. He is also fortunate to have access to the monopole Clos des Maladries in Avize with extremely limited bottling. Interesting to know, Etienne's wines are extremely popular in Paris and have been listed at several Michelin-starred restaurant as well as the Ritz Hotel.

John Dory with creamy mushrooms and crisped kale to pick up the earthier mineral dimensions of the wine. 

About the House

Etienne Calsac, definitely a young gun of champagne making pure, expressive champagne. He took over the family estate in 2008 and has converted to fully Biodynamic farming. He makes very small quantities of this about 3,500 bottles worldwide and owns a total of 2.8-odd hectares. He is also fortunate to have access to the monopole Clos des Maladries in Avize with extremely limited bottling. Interesting to know, Etienne's wines are extremely popular in Paris and have been listed at several Michelin-starred restaurant as well as the Ritz Hotel.

Food Suggestion

John Dory with creamy mushrooms and crisped kale to pick up the earthier mineral dimensions of the wine. 

Descriptors & Texture


Chardonnay Dominant

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Florals


Violet