2011 David Leclapart L'Artiste
Fourth generation Grower Champagne (R.M.) maker from Trépail, David Léclapart has gained a great deal of attention from being one of Champagne’s few Ecocert and Demetercertified Biodynamic vignerons. David’s 3ha vineyard is located in the Premier Cru village of Trépail (SE of Reims), scattered across 22 different parcels. Léclapart uses no reserve wine, instead producing vintage-specific Champagne which appears on each label. All fermentations are spontaneous and wild. To ensure microbial stability in the wines without the use of sulphur dioxide, all wines undergo 100% malolactic fermentation. All wines remain sur lie until shortly before the next vintage’s harvest and are filled without being fined, filtered or cold stabilized. All wines are zero dosage. L’Artiste is a 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs blended from two parcels with a vine age of 30-50 years and vinified in50% steel 50% aged oak barrique.