Baron Fuente, Champagne Grande Reserve Demi-Sec (NV)

Style: Demi Sec Sparkling     Vintage: NV           ABV: 12%

Appellation: Champagne             Varietal:  Meunier and Chardonnay

Region: Champagne                            County:  France

This semi-sweet champagne is clear and light yellow in its appearance. on the bouquet are aromas of apple, peach and pear. In the mouth supple and a nice finish with hints of fruit and honey.

Trained by their father in the early nineties, Ignace and Sophie learned about the specificities of bringing out the best of the terroir of the western Marne valley and the meticulous care needed to make exceptional Champagne. The marl, clay and sandy soils of the valley provide the perfect home for Pinot Meunier. Baron Fuente's philosophy is to:

  • Hand pick the grapes, in order to select the best quality.
  • Use as much Pinot Meunier grapes as possible, to bring fruit to the Champagne.
  • Use as little sulfite as possible, using very fresh grapes coming from vineyards from the neighborhood. There is then a very short time between harvest and the start of fermentation in the vat.
  • Keep the alcoholic fermentation at 16°C (60°F) in stainless steel vats, which brings freshness to the cuvées.
  • Have the second fermentation in bottle last at least 36 months, which makes the Champagne rounder and with fine and delicate bubbles.
  • Disgorge every 3 months – that way, the Champagne remains fresh with aroma of brioche.

Special Features:

  • Sustainable