Salima & Alain Cordeuil Altitude 350m 2017

Blanc de Blancs
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SALIMA & ALAIN CORDEUIL
Champagne, France

An intense and fresh Champagne Blanc de Blancs made from 100% Chardonnay. Delicious and well balanced with persistent acidity and powerful bubbles.
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A young winemaking couple, Salima and Alain Cordeuil are based in the Côte des Bars, in Noé les Mallets, a village sheltering the highest hillsides in Champagne. Here, slopes can reach up to 300m above sea level, a drastic increase compared to the lower levels found in the Montagne de Reims.

Alain and Salima’s journey in wine started in 2009 when they were able to take over 4ha from Alain’s family. They made their first wines in 2011 and initiated the conversion to organic farming in 2012 becoming fully certified in 2015. Completely dedicated to organic farming, the Cordeuil’s focus is on minimal intervention, zero dosage, and long Sur Latte aging to extract a tense, precise, and delicate harmony in their wines.

This is how they describe their work:

“We attach importance
major in Time.
We refuse to rush.
This desire is reflected at all stages.
We leave,
Time for the vine to regenerate after harvest, thus respecting its dormancy.
The time for the terroir to express itself by favoring the natural cycle of life.
Time for the grapes to ripen, to gorge themselves with sugar, to be picked at the best time and to offer musts with a beautiful balance, naturally, thanks to their own yeasts.
The time for our wines to be aged for a long time on their lees so that they are a pure reflection of their terroir and their climate.
Time for our vintages to age in the cellar, at least 4 to 5 years, to express all their character, their vintage.
Finally we give ourselves the time to share with you our love of wine and our philosophy…”