Ruppert Leroy Fosse Grely 2019
Region: Champagne, France
Grape: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Grown in the parcel of 'La Fosse'. No final dosage and no added sulfur to the complex and elegant Champagne Brut Nature. White flowers and fresh fruit.
The lieu-dit of La Fosse Grely (altitude 260m) was where Bénédicte’s father first planted vines back in the 1980s. Surrounded by forest where fauna and flora thrive, the vines here are on a S/SW facing slope in a thin layer (40cm) of red clay with lots of little stones and thick compacted limestone beneath. Aged for nine months in fûts and demi-muids, and then for 20 months 'sur lattes', like all of the Ruppert-Leroy champagnes there is a beautiful tension and feeling of controlled energy. Hints of black pepper on the nose, with citrus fruits, peach, biscuits and nuts, subtle bitters on the palate, so long and so complex. No sulphur. Disgorged 10/21 - Non dosé.
Founder Benedicte Leroy applies biodynamic principles both in the vines and in the cave, aiming at producing the most natural Champagnes possible. Every cuvee comes from a single year, a single parcel and always without dosage.