Champagne Les Rocheforts 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs

Champagne Etienne Calsac

Etienne Calsac Les Rocheforts - Packshot
Type

Sparkling Wine

Appellation

Champagne

Variety

Chardonnay

Les Rocheforts translates to 'the strong rocks.' In 2012, Etienne started a separate perpetual reserve just for Les Rocheforts. This 1er cru single-vineyard in Bisseuil sits on pure chalk soils and creates a precise and beautifully expressive Blanc de Blancs (produced with 25% reserve wine).

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Les Rocheforts (Bisseuil)

Soil type

Chalk

Vines planted in1980s
Vineyard size1.5 ha
ExpositionSoutheast
Altitude120m
Vinification

Post-malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in a combination of tank and barrel (15%) on its lees for 7 months prior to bottling. 30% of reserve wine is added to the base wine.

ElevageAged for 18-24 months in bottle before disgorgement
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Additional info
Total production average5000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084726
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