Keep it natural, baby.
In the late 1990s, ex-sommelier and visionary Cedric Bouchard took over his father's vines in the Côte des Bar and established Champagne Roses de Jeanne in 2000. Since the beginning, he embraced a revolutionary philosophy: single-vineyard, single-variety (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc), single-vintage, zero-dosage Champagnes.
Bouchard farms organically, dramatically restricts yields (among the lowest in Champagne), and places extra emphasis on picking at the optimum moment.
His meticulous approach is maintained in the cellar. Only juice from the first pressing (free run) is used, and all fermentations are carried out with indigenous yeast. A long, slow and cool second fermentation creates smaller, finer bubbles, and helps to enhance the vinosity and precision of these delicious and singular Champagnes.
Bouchard’s wines are characterized by uniquely soil-driven personalities, with the underlying terroir of each parcel jumping from the glass with a purity that is extremely rare in Champagne. These are brilliant wines made from a young, perfectionist vigneron who is likely to completely revolutionize the landscape of Champagne before he writes the last chapter on his career.
One serving note: While you can enjoy Bouchard's Champagnes like other Champagnes, he recommends gently decanting them and serving them in regular wine glasses rather than flutes.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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