Les Riceys, Aube, Champagne
Olivier & Marie Horiot
9ha. under vine
The Horiot family have owned vineyards in the three hamlets that constitute Les Riceys since the 1600s.
Olivier Horiot is the third generation of the family to subsist entirely from the vineyards alone, succeeding from his father in 1999. He immediately began the conversion process from conventional farming to organic and then biodynamic practices. The majority of the grapes grown on Olivier’s 9 ha. are sold to the local cooperative.
Rosé de Riceys is one of only two AOCs for still wine production in Champagne (the other being Coteaux Champenois). Total production for the entire AOC cannot exceed 70,000 bottles annually, and there are currently only 17 growers producing it.
Pinot Noir (80%) & Pinot Blanc (20%)
Blend of Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc base 2015 from the blend of their 8 terroirs and a Perpetual Reserve kept in barrel. Dosage 0g. 18 months on the lees.
Sève Blanc de Noirs 2012
100% Pinot Noir coming from ‘En Barmont’’s Terroir.
Clay and limestone. 60 months on the lees. 0 Dosage.
Sève Rosé de Saignée 2012
Semi-Carbonic maceration for 4 days of Pinot Noir coming from ‘En Barmont”.
0 Dosage. 60 months on the lees.
The "Sol est Roi” (The Soil is King), a plot co-planted with the 7 historic grape varieties of Champagne: Petit Meslier, Arbane, Chardonnay and the 4 Pinots (White, Meunier, Gris & Noir) vinified in barrels for 1 year and then aged in Foudre according to the“Solera”’s method.
2016 Harvest. 36 months on the lees. 0 Dosage
5 Sens 2013
5 barrels, 5 terroirs and 5 grape varieties over 1 year (old Arbane, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines) The union of the 4 elements (water, air, earth and fire) with the 5th (the spirit); here is the soul of this great cuvée where the originality of forgotten grape varieties brings complexity and finesse. 48 months on the lees. O Dosage
Petit Meslier 2015
From the Solera vineyard planted with the 7 historical grape varieties of Champagne. They isolated a half-muid of pure Petit Meslier from a magnificent year to show the potential and the justified growing interest in this rare varietal. 0 Dosage.
Ephémère ‘Unmei’ 2015
Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir & Petit Meslier
[ 6 bottles allocated ]
A rare and surprising blend of Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris & Petit Meslier with unknown proportions, as they come from the "Fruit of Hazard" in 2015 and assembled at the harvest in an ephemeral demi-muids. 0 Dosage
En Barmont 2015
Rosé de Riceys AOC
Semi-carbonic maceration for 5 days. Aged in barrel for 4 years.
Riceys Rouge ‘En Barmont’ 2015
Coteaux Champenois AOC
Semi-carbonique with three weeks of maceration. Eighteen months of storage in used burgundy barrels.