Southwest facing parcel of Chardonnay in Vandieres, right bank. Sand and limestone on marl.
Aged 36 months on the lees. Slow fermentation in vats without filtration. Aging in small oak barrels.
Excellent tension between laser-like focus and rich texture.
Flavien Nowack began refocusing his family's estate on single vintage, single parcel bottlings in 2011. Passionate that nothing should come between the purest expression of terroir, he farms organically, does not chaptalize and does not seek malo-lactic fermentation. He relies on the natural yeast of unfermented grape must as his prise de mousse for the secondary fermentation in bottle. As a result, these Champagnes are lower in pressure than is typical and underscores the vinous quality of these exceptionally soft and delicate wines. A young talent with a clear vision. (From the importer)