Ruppert-Leroy


Ruppert-Leroy Cuvée 11,12,13 Brut Nature |Extra Brut

Ruppert-Leroy

Ruppert-Leroy Cuvée 11,12,13 Brut Nature

Extra Brut

$117.95

- Husband and wife team based making organic + biodynamic champagne

- Made using multiple years harvest in a 'multi-vintage' style champagne

- Pair with Herb Roasted Chicken, scalloped potatoes and steamed greens

Cuvée 11, 12, 13 is a blend of mostly chardonnay and smaller quantities of pinot noir, from all of the domain's parcels from you guessed it; 2011, 2012, 2013 vintages.

Expect notes of grapefruit and sweet spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, good tension and good length in the mouth with a finish on minerality.

Elevage is in tank and perpetual reserve akin to a solera process, whereby the wine of each new vintage is added. Only 4,000 bottles produced. No dosage added - hence the name 'Brut Nature'

Aged in both stainless steel vats and in oak barrels as a wine. Then aged between 18 to 20 months on its yeast lees in bottle.

 

Bénédicte Ruppert and Manu Leroy tend 4 hectares of vineyards around Essoyes in the Aube. The vineyards were planted by Bénédicte’s father in the 1980s, and have been farmed organically since 2010, and certified biodynamic since 2014. Except for the perpetual reserve cuvée 11, 12, 13... each Champagne is the product of a single vintage and a single vineyard. In addition to the vines, Bénédicte and Manu have a small biodynamic farm where there raise animals, grow grains and vegetables, and produce their own biodynamic preparations.

Technical details

Aged in both stainless steel vats and in oak barrels as a wine. Then aged between 18 to 20 months on its yeast lees in bottle.

 

About the house

Bénédicte Ruppert and Manu Leroy tend 4 hectares of vineyards around Essoyes in the Aube. The vineyards were planted by Bénédicte’s father in the 1980s, and have been farmed organically since 2010, and certified biodynamic since 2014. Except for the perpetual reserve cuvée 11, 12, 13... each Champagne is the product of a single vintage and a single vineyard. In addition to the vines, Bénédicte and Manu have a small biodynamic farm where there raise animals, grow grains and vegetables, and produce their own biodynamic preparations.

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Winemaking


Biodynamic Biodynamic Producer

Earth


Mineral

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit

Herbs & Spices


Nutmeg Cinnamon Spice