Timothée Stroebel


Timothée Stroebel Sous Bois '14 |Blanc de Noirs |2014

Timothée Stroebel

Timothée Stroebel Sous Bois '14

Blanc de Noirs 2014

$136.95

- A Blanc de noirs sous bois or 'under oak' with pinot noir and meunier

- Organically made using grapes grown on Timothée's estate in Villers-Allerand

- Pair with goats cheese and fresh herbs.    

Here is a wine that provokes thought, and transports you to the healthier part of Champagne; where wildflowers and wild grasses grow; where the birds sing and make their homes in the vines. This is the stark contrast of mass-produced and chemically farmed herbicide driven style of the large commercial producers.

This Blanc de Noirs is 75% pinot noir and 25% pinot meunier from Montagne de Reims. This impresses with real power and poise, plenty of brambly red fruits and a silky-fluid, vinous texture. There is a little spice on the finish. 

Please be aware that these wines are incredibly limited and Timothée's total production is around 12,000 bottles. Buying this wine supports him and the grower champagne community.

 

Champagne, despite its lofty reputation, has borne the brunt of chemical farming, perhaps more so than any other French wine region. It’s thanks to an increasing handful of growers like Timothée that the soils here are beginning to slowly recover from decades of chemical abuse. They are leading the way, and others are beginning to follow, a little like a positive version of a vinous Pied Piper. The ecosystem doesn’t die; instead it strengthens and flourishes.⁣ Timothée achieved his organic certification in 2014 after over a decade's work to regenerate his soils. He works almost without machines, instead working his soils by horse and plough with his own two horses, Bijou and Quina. All his vineyard work is carried out with the goal of promoting soil health; in order to boost the vineyards’ ecosystem and attract insects and birds.

About the House

Champagne, despite its lofty reputation, has borne the brunt of chemical farming, perhaps more so than any other French wine region. It’s thanks to an increasing handful of growers like Timothée that the soils here are beginning to slowly recover from decades of chemical abuse. They are leading the way, and others are beginning to follow, a little like a positive version of a vinous Pied Piper. The ecosystem doesn’t die; instead it strengthens and flourishes.⁣ Timothée achieved his organic certification in 2014 after over a decade's work to regenerate his soils. He works almost without machines, instead working his soils by horse and plough with his own two horses, Bijou and Quina. All his vineyard work is carried out with the goal of promoting soil health; in order to boost the vineyards’ ecosystem and attract insects and birds.

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth


Mineral

Red Fruits


Cranberry

Herbs & Spices


Cooking Spice Spice

Florals


Rosehip