Champagne ‘Les Revenants’

Champagne Etienne Calsac

Etienne Calsac - 'Les Revenants'
Type

Sparkling Wine

Appellation

Champagne

Variety

50% Pinot Blanc
45% Petit Meslier
05% Arbanne

While finishing his studies in 2010, Etienne replanted a few rows of 'forgotten' Champagne varieties in one of his family vineyards in the Côte de Sézanne. Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier, and Arbanne were overlooked for decades, but Etienne was interested in making a Champagne à l'ancienne – AKA, the old fashioned way. In 2016, he kept the entire harvest of these new plants, which was enough to fill one 600L barrel. The wine was kept in said barrel for 6 months and then spent 30 months on the lees before disgorgement in the spring of 2019. After tasting this powerful and delicious Champagne which had been in Etienne's mind for nearly a decade, one can only hope that he'll decide to plant more 'forgotten' grapes!

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Les Fours (Montgenost) Cote Sezanne

Soil type

Sandy clay and chalk

Vines planted in2010
Vineyard size0.30 ha
Vinification

Natural yeasts fermentation in 600L oak barrels.

Elevage30 months on the lees under cork closure.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Additional info
Total production average1000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084719
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