Champagne Papillon

Champagne Ruppert-Leroy

Ruppert Leroy - Papillon
Type

Sparkling Wine

Appellation

Champagne

Variety

Pinot Noir

Papillon is a sélection massale planting of Pinot Noir that is an extension of the Fosse-Grely vineyard. Papillon means butterfly, and this Pinot Noir is the richest and most powerful wine from the range. 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

Papillon - located in the village of Essoyes

Soil type

Clay-Limestone with a majority of red clay

Vines planted inEarly 1980s
Vineyard size0.80 hectares
PruningGuyot
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.

Elevage18-20 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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