Chamery, Montagne de Reims, Champagne
They farm is situated to the south-west of Reims on soils of clay, sand and deep limestone, in all about 10.5 Ha. Planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier and Petit Meslier, in total 50 parcels spread over 4 villages of the Montagne de Reims area. It’s been a familial estate for 150 years, in which a significant proportion of old vines have always been preserved (age average of 35 years old, oldest plots over 80 years old).
All the sites have been worked Organically since 2013, with special care for the health of the soil and growth of diversity of plant life. They consider it as the key to ensure vitality and strength to their vines, while also building up natural protection through the diversity of wildlife. Teas, from plants grown in the vineyards are also applied. (nettle/horsetail/willow leaf).
In the cellar, no filtration, indigenous yeast for the first fermentation and a very minimalistic use of sulfur (about 60% of the whole volume vinified without any addition). Around a third of the wines are vinified in used oak barrels of 228 l and 400l. A small portion of new oak is bought annually. Steel is still used for some parts of the production and experiments are constantly carried out with concrete eggs and Amphore. For both the sparkling wines and the Coteaux, which Cyril has a strong focus on.
35% Pinot Noir, 35% Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
40% of reserve wines (perpetual blending) from the previous harvests
4 years on the lees before blending with the reserve wine.
Seconde Nature NV
45% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 15%, Meunier
Entirely produced without additional sulfites. Neither filtered nor finned. First fermentation with Indigenous yeasts, in 228L and 400L oak barrels (4 years old wood). Malo-lactic fermentation. 9 months on its lees before bottling
Les Vignes Dieu D2018
Coteaux Champenois AOC
Coteaux Champenois Blanc from a single parcel planted in 1962, on a sandy/clay soil, well drained and quite shallow; presence of little pebbles from the alteration of the calcareous bedrock.
Aged in old barrels for one year.
Chamery Rouge 2018
Coteaux Champenois AOC
Coteaux Champenois Rouge from Pinot Noir raised on the soil of clay, limestone & sand, rich in seashell fossils and vinified a part whole cluster and a part de-stemmed.
Aged for one year in old barrels.