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Ruppert Leroy, Papillion 2018

Creamy, White fruit, Zesty

Farming

Biodynamic

Producer

Ruppert Leroy

Grape

Pinot Noir

Wine Type

Sparkling

Country

France

Region

Champagne AOC, Champagne

Vintage

2018

Alcohol

12%

Size

750ml

Domaine ruppert Leroy is now run by husband an wife Duo Manu and Béné. When Béné’s father Gérard Ruppert, a visionary farmer and organic vine-grower in the south-eastern corner of the Côte des Bar, offered his daughter the opportunity to take over, she did not take much convincing and jumped at the chance. Grapes were no longer sold to the négoce and the first bottling of Ruppert-Leroy came to life. Nowadays they practise biodynamic viticulture in a selection of superb high-altitude terroirs near Essoyes, arguably the most bio-diverse and remote area in the Aube region where stunning coteaux, dense forest and pastures are intertwined. The domaine, an exemplary biodynamic farm, is a peaceful place where humans, livestock, fauna and flora live in harmony. 

This cuvée is made from 35 to 40yo vines of pinot noir, they were planted with an old massal selection and yield an extremely qualitative juice. The south to southwest facing rocky slope is surrounded by forest in a place where 30 species of butterflies (papillon) have been recorded. Aged for nine months in fûts and demi-muids, and then for 20 months 'sur lattes'

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