Suenen


Suenen Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut|Blanc de Blancs|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh

Winemaking

Winemaking


Oxidative Organic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Cramant

Cramant

What to expect


- Young up-and-coming champagne grower who learnt from Agrapart

- Aged in enamelled stainless steel cask which enhances the wine's terroir

- Pairs beautifully with delicate oysters or sashimi

Since 2009, Aurélien Suenen has been applying his philosophy and experience in winemaking to his wines and land. By reintroducing mechanical work, Aurélien and his team wish to ensure the preservation of the land so it can continue to be passed on from generation to generation.

In honour of his grandfather and to ensure the perpetration of his legacy, Aurélien ages all of his wines in oak barrels or enamelled stainless steel casks. This first process enables a faint beginning of oxidation in the wine and unveils yeasty notes.

The chalky soil on which Aurélien's vines grow, typical from the Cramant region, is what gives Suenen Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut its mouth-full minerality and finesse. 

Over 60% of grapes that make up this cuvée come from vines facing north that barely get any sunlight. This gives a refreshing and tense wine with hints of lemon zest and quite a lot of texture.

$88.00

Club Price $83.60 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh

Winemaking

Winemaking


Oxidative Organic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

What to expect


- Young up-and-coming champagne grower who learnt from Agrapart

- Aged in enamelled stainless steel cask which enhances the wine's terroir

- Pairs beautifully with delicate oysters or sashimi

Since 2009, Aurélien Suenen has been applying his philosophy and experience in winemaking to his wines and land. By reintroducing mechanical work, Aurélien and his team wish to ensure the preservation of the land so it can continue to be passed on from generation to generation.

In honour of his grandfather and to ensure the perpetration of his legacy, Aurélien ages all of his wines in oak barrels or enamelled stainless steel casks. This first process enables a faint beginning of oxidation in the wine and unveils yeasty notes.

The chalky soil on which Aurélien's vines grow, typical from the Cramant region, is what gives Suenen Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut its mouth-full minerality and finesse. 

Over 60% of grapes that make up this cuvée come from vines facing north that barely get any sunlight. This gives a refreshing and tense wine with hints of lemon zest and quite a lot of texture.

About the house

About the house


Journalist review

The origin of the Suenen Champagne dates back to the end of the 17th century. Since 1898 generations of strong-minded and wine-passionate men and women have succeeded one another… For 18 years, Aurélien's grandfather and father Daniel worked side by side, until Daniel took over the business when he was only 25. His dedication to develop the vineyard's activity lead him on a mission to find new land plots to purchase. Daniel's dedication has undoubtedly contributed to enhance the quality of the Suenen Champagne. Not only did Aurélien's father lead the way to the creation of a wider range of champagne but it he also initiated the bottling of the house's first vintage wines. Since he took over the business, the sales increased from 4000 bottles to 20 000. Daniel's marriage to Aurélien's mother Chantal Person de la Villa, market the beginning of a whole new generation of wine-making lovers to whom Aurélien belongs.

Journalist review


"These are wonderfully composed Champagnes that manage to be both intellectually stimulating and irresistibly delicious. We have put them in the hands of Champagne obsessives and people who don’t think they have a taste for bubbles at all, and we always get the same enthusiastic response.  Aurélien's passion for creating wines that speak clearly of their privileged terroir in the Cote des Blancs is abundantly evident from the minute you meet him. His conversion to organic farming in 2009 stems from his deeply held belief that without healthy, living soils, it is impossible to express the true identity of a place. This is certainly an exception to the rule in Champagne, where process and brand are more frequent topics of discussion. We’ve seen the progress that Aurélien has already made since taking over the family property and are immensely excited to watch him become one of the true stars of the region. In our eyes, he already is one." - by the Manhattan Wine Company