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Champagne Marie-Courtin Cuvée Efflorescence 2013

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Art. # 0449
The specially selected Pinot Noir from the single-vineyard located in Polisot, picked from the lowest part of the hill, where the soils are clayey. Wild yeast is used for both fermentations. The wine matures on the lees for 3 years and then 1 more year in a bottle.
Alc. 11,5 %


  • Fruit
  • Body
  • Dryness
  • Freshness
  • Alcohol


Pinot Noir


  • Cream Cream
  • Apricot Apricot
  • Flowers Flowers
  • Apple Apple


Tulip glass

Serving Temperature

Ice Cold Ice Cold

Food pairing

  • Vegetables Vegetables
  • Seafood Seafood
  • Fruits Fruits


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Champagne Marie-Courtin

Champagne Marie-Courtin

In 2001, Dominique Moreau took his first steps in viticulture by renting a small vineyard. In 2005 he founded his winery in the village of Polisot, appellation Côte des Bar, in Champagne. She named her after her beloved grandmother Marie Courtin, whom she described as "a woman on earth". Since then, Dominique has expanded its original 1 hectare to just over 2.5 hectares. Her husband owns Domain Piollot Père et Fils with vineyards bordering Marie Courtin's. Pinot Noir is the predominant variety planted in the area. From the very beginning, Dominique adhered to the philosophy: One vineyard, One variety, One harvest. This may not sound like an innovation to other parts of the world, but it is definitely in Champagne. The famous sparkling wines are the result of mixing vintages, varieties, and even producers. You have to spend time on at least one of the only fifteen thousand bottles that Dominique Moreau produces annually under her grandmother's name. Winique!

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The Champagne region is located to the northernmost of all the vineyards of France. The distinctive taste and purity of real champagne is certainly due to the calcareous soil and continental growing conditions. Unlike most other wines, it is characteristic of those from Champagne that the vintages of different years are blended to obtain a final product (non-vintage) or different wines from the same vintage are blended - in this case the wine is marked as vintage and its year is indicated on the label. This means, after all, that the quality of the champagne obtained depends very much on the balance between the quality of the grapes and the skills of the oenologists, which is why they are also promoted according to the name of the producer. Thus, in Champagne and around the world, the most famous names are Krug, Mumm, Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot, not to mention the well-known brands Dom Perignon, Moët & Chandon and Taittinger. The grape varieties in this region are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which are present in different proportions in Champagne wines. The so-called Blanc de Blanc, made only from Chardonnay grapes, and Blanc de Noir, which is white champagne but made from red Pinot Noir grapes, are also often produced. A curious and little known fact is that in Champagne sparkling rose is made with a mixture of white and red wine, and not as is the standard for the production of rose wine.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, a challenge for every single vine grower and wine producer. It can be found in Germany (as Spätburgunder), Italy (Pino Nero), Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. The wines show a specific aroma of red berries and cherry depending on the vinification method employed - from fresh red cherries in lighter wines to stewed black cherries in weightier examples, many of them also showing hints of earthy flavours.

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