We are thrilled to introduce a limited amount of Champagne Suenen’s non-vintage and rare, single-vineyard and single-vintage cuvées.
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“When Aurélien Suenen took the keys to his family domaine, it owned two hectares in the far north of the region in a village called Montigny-sur-Vesle, positioned northwest of Reims in a subzone that is sometimes called Massif de Saint-Thierry (but might equally be called Vallée de la Vesle). Early in the piece Aurélien sold off most of this land (which he felt was too far away from his base in Cramant). He realised that he could not maintain the same standard of work in vines so far away. That said, he kept hold of this tiny parcel in La Grande Vigne, which speaks volumes to his respect of these particular vines.
La Grande Vigne is a 0.21-hectare plot of ungrafted Pinot Meunier in a stunning terroir (ungrafted vines in Europe are obviously extremely rare, another feature that makes this wine so unique). The vines here are now 50 years old, planted in the deep, sandy Thanetian-era soils of the area. These soils are similar (yet deeper) to certain locations in Merfy—perhaps more like Prevost’s Les Beguines in Gueux (so interesting to compare). The terrain is flat, with a slight north-western tilt. This fascinating and complex terroir elevates this unique, unfiltered Champagne to the top of the Meunier pile.
Raised in a single 500-litre demi-muid (Stockinger) for 10 months, the 2015 spent 66 months on lees until disgorgement, with three grams per litre, in January 2021.” – Bibendum Wine Co.
“It’s a smoky, powdery and red-fruited wine with great drive and character. Lovers of single site Meunier should not hesitate.” – Bibendum Wine Co.
Best enjoyed from the Lehmann F. Sommier Ariane 72 Ultralight machine made glass.
A delicious paring with slow roasted pork shoulder served with whole roasted apples.