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DE SOUSA 2009 EXTRA BRUT UMANI GRAND CRU Biodynamically farmed old vines.

DE SOUSA 2009 EXTRA BRUT UMANI GRAND CRU Biodynamically farmed old vines.

Item #: 376283
Bottle Size: 750ML
Wine Advocate: 92
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THE CHAMPAGNE GUIDE 95 POINTS-"De Sousa associates the Japanese concept of umami with the mouthfeel of salinity and sappiness derived from the chalk soils of the Cote des Blancs, drawn out by biodynamic viticulture. Coming from anyone else, I would dismiss such umami aspirations as a trite, contrived marketing line, but the texture and frothing seasalt minerality of this first release are irrefutable testimony to the successful execution of an ambitious brief. Few estates in the world have the terriors and the expertise to embody umami as empatacially as this. The 2009 was chosen for this first release for its strenght and power, with a ripe fruit body of fleshy whith peach and pear nuances of ginger and roast almond barrel toastiness all encases in brittle mineral shell. A cuve of breathtaking line and length, presenting a captivating alternative to the De Sousa style."

70% Chardonnay from Avize, with a little from Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, 30% Pinot Noir from Ay and Ambonnay: vines more than 50 years of age; vinified in new and old barrels: 3g/l dosage.

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Country: France

France is one of the largest wine producers in the world. French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France's regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. Two concepts central to higher end French wines are the notion of "terroir", which links the style of the wines to the specific locations where the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Appellation rules closely define which grape varieties and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or even specific vineyards. France is the source of many grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah) that are now planted throughout the world, as well as wine-making practices and styles of wine that have been adopted in other producing countries.

Varietal: Champagne Blend

As a general rule, grapes used must be the white Chardonnay, or the dark-skinned "red wine grapes" Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier, which, due to the gentle pressing of the grapes and absence of skin contact during fermentation, usually also yield a white base wine. Most Champagnes, including Rose wines, are made from a blend of all three grapes, although Blanc de Blanc ("white from white") Champagnes are made from 100% Chardonnay and Blanc de Noir ("white from black") Champagnes are made solely from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier or a mix of the two. The 2010 version of the appellation regulations lists seven varieties as allowed, Arbane, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir. The sparsely cultivated varieties of Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Pinot blanc, might still be found in modern cuvées from a few producers.

Region: Champagne

The Champagne wine region is a historic province in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles east of Paris. The viticultural boundaries of Champagne are legally defined and split into five wine producing districts: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne. The towns of Reims and Épernay are the commercial centers of the area. The Champagne region has had a significant role in the development of this unique terroir. The principal grapes grown in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Pinot Meunier. Pinot noir is the most widely planted grape in the Aube region and grows very well in Montagne de Reims. Pinot Meunier is the dominant grape in the Vallée de la Marne region. The Côte des Blancs is dedicated almost exclusively to Chardonnay.