Etienne Sandrin A Travers Celles

  • $75.00
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80% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Blanc - all 2016 fruit from Etienne's Biodynamically-farmed old vines. The name means "Across Celles" - as this is from three different parcels on both sides of the valley in Celles-sur-Ource. It was aged on the lees in bottle for 2.5 years and disgorged in May '19 with a dosage of 3.5 g/L.

Located in the picture perfect Côte des Bar village of Celles-sur-Ource, Etienne and Anne Sandrin took over the 10 hectares vineyard in 2006 after his parents and grandparents farmed it and sold grapes to the local coop. From 2006 to 2013 they progressively converted the vineyard to organic and biodynamic farming (certified Demeter in 2018). They started making their unique A Travers Celles cuvée in 2014, a blend of 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Blanc from different parcels across the village, with a very limited production. This started building their reputation. Their style is minimalist with no to low dosage and no use of wood.