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The footprint of the terroir.

champagne rodez empreinte de terroir

– The footprint of the terroir.
Since Dom Perignon’s work on the effervescence, numerous generations have worked toward making the Champagne region the cradle of this wine imbued of magic called Champagne. The long learning process of domestication of the second fermentation process became more and more precise, at the risk of becoming too technical, too excessive at the risk of stripping the wine of its soul. Often characterized by the aftermath of a fragrance, we start to imagine, to dream… But beyond the dream there is the reality of our daily life which guides our work as a winegrower. If many of our Champagnes are the fruit of the marriage of the diversity of our base wines after the chemistry of bottle aging,where we try to transpire an olfactory and gustatory melody in the continuity of the previous vintages, the style of our cuvee “Empreinte de Terroir” is very different.

champagne rodez empreinte de terroir

Champagne Rodez footprint of the terroir.

This cuvee is a Champagne wine which wants to be the expression of the work of a man on his terroir. Long before the wine, for the grapes to show us the terroir where they are grown, we have to watch them, to ensure that we do not fall into the traps of a viticulture which is too intensive. Respect the soil, so that from its very depths its substance rises, its strengths, smells, history, … respect the vine so that in the playful waltz of the seasons it only feeds off the strict necessary so its flower will burst forth into a  harvest carved out from its origins.  The role of the winemaker is limited to try and do everything possible to respect and preserve the integrity of the level of expression of the vintage. Winemaking in small oak barrels, no malolactic fermentation, no cold stabilizing, no filtering but a lot of passion…

champagne rodez empreinte de terroir

Champagne Rodez footprint of the terroir.