Georges Remy 1er Cru 'Les 4 Terroirs' No 20 Brut Champagne Nature NV
From four terroirs, : Grand Cru villages , Ambonnay, Bouzy, and Louvois, 1er Cru Village , Tauxieres. Blend: 73% Pinot Noir, and 27% Chardonnay drawn from 94% 2020 vintage, 3% 2019 and 3% 2018.
Grapes are picked and double-sorted, once in the vines and once before pressing. Elevage on the fine lees in 228L barrel, with naturally completing malolactic. Unfined, unfiltered, no dosage.
Controlled-oxidized notes similar to great white Burgundy, with a rich, luxe finish. A touch of new oak adds to the spicy notes of autumn fruits.
Triage July 2021
Disgorged March 2023
The Finer Details
Variety - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Champagne
Extra - Cork
Alc - 13%
Volume - 750ml
Georges Rémy organically farms approximately 4.7 hectares of vines split up over 17 parcels in Ambonnay, Bouzy, Louvois and Tauxières. No industrial fertilizers are used. Georges along with fellow Bouzy growers Antoine Paillard and Benoît Lahaye make their own organic compost to use in the vineyards. For the time being Georges has to sell off the majority of his grapes to fund his own production.
Georges is one of the last growers to harvest his vines at around 11.5 to 12 degrees to ensure maximum maturity when harvested. Grapes are harvested by hand, pressed gently by either a 4,000kg or 2,000kg pneumatic press. Fermentation occurs in varying sized 228L Burgundy, 300L cigar, 500L or 600L barrels. The juice then rests in barrel anywhere from 17 to 20 months as malolactic fermentation naturally completes. Dosage amounts depend on the specific cuvée ranging from 0 to 3.5 grams per liter. M&L