Keep it natural, baby.
“N” is Jérôme’s Blanc de Noirs. 65% Pinot Meunier and 35% Pinot Noir (which is from a parcel planted by his father, Jean-Pierre, in the 1980s). 45% of the grapes were fermented in oak, the rest in stainless steel. This has some power behind it but not without finesse. 3gL dosage.
Champagne Bourgeois-Diaz is a tiny 7 hectare farm south west of Reims in the hills around the town of Crouttes-sur-Marne. Jerome Bourgeois farms 7ha of vines that average 35 years of age (3ha Pinot Meunier, 2ha Pinot Noir, and 2ha Chardonnay) in the clay and limestone soils the region is known for. Jérôme is deeply committed to biodynamic farming, having gained certification by Demeter in 2015, meaning herbicides, fungicides, and all other sprayings are strictly prohibited. He allows for native, wild plants to intersperse the rows, which make his vineyards look like an oasis of green in an otherwise conventionally farmed area. Care is taken during the harvest to adhere to Pierre Masson’s lunar calendar and all vineyard work is done by hand. His practices are easily the most old-school approach to viticulture in the region that we know of.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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