Champagne 11, 12, 13…

Champagne Ruppert-Leroy

Ruppert Leroy-111213 (1)
Type

Sparkling Wine

Appellation

Champagne

Variety

50% Pinot Noir
50% Chardonnay

'11, 12, 13...' is the only NV cuvée from Ruppert-Leroy. This cuvée comes from a perpetual reserve that includes wine from every parcel of the domaine dating back to 2011, plus organically-grown grapes purchased from friends in the Aube. The dominant terroir is clay-limestone, with a various proportion of red clay, gray clay, and white limestone. In addition to their vineyards, Ruppert-Leroy operates a biodynamically-certified farm where they grow their own vegetables, raise animals, produce their own composts / biodynamic preparations, and host conferences on biodynamics.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Fosse Grely, Martin-Fontaine, Les Cognaux, plus a portion of organically farmed grapes purchased from their neighbors

Soil type

Red and gray clay, white limestone

Vines planted inEarly 1980s
Vineyard size3.55 hectares (total)
PruningCordon de Royat, Guyot
ExpositionSouth / Southwest
Vinification

All cuvées are made using the same process: vinification with natural yeasts without any fining or filtering. Cold settling occurs naturally with the winter frosts. Alcoholic fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation, and 9 months of élevage on fine lees take place in 225L barrels and 500L demi-muids.

ElevageAging in barrels and stainless steel tanks followed by 18-20 months sur-lie in bottle, disgorged à la volée, and bottled without any liqueur de tirage (Brut Nature) or added SO2
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered
Additional info
Total production average4,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle330
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