2009 Marie Courtin Indulgence Extra Brut Rose Champagne
  • 93
  • Nick's Import
  • Biodynamic

2009 Marie Courtin Indulgence Extra Brut Rose Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$220. 00 Bottle
$2640.00 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Based in the tiny hamlet of Polisot in the southern Cote des Bars region of Champagne, Dominique Moreau is producing some of the most dynamic and striking wines of the area. Naming her estate after her grandmother, Marie Courtin, Dominique has set out to craft Champagnes which emphasise how her specific terroir can be expressed in a given vintage. Her wines then are single vineyard and single vintage, made with meticulously grown fruit from biodynamically-grown grapes, see no dosage, and sulfur is used sparingly or not at all.

Indulgence is 100% Pinot Noir that is macerated for four days on skins giving a deep, rich colour to this Rosé Champagne. This 2009 edition is a library release that was not disgorged until July 2020.

Other Reviews....
The 2009 Extra Brut Rosé Indulgence, a library release, is showing beautifully today. Candied red cherry, cedar, tobacco, cinnamon, mint, licorice and earthy notes are all signs of a Champagne that is now fully mature. The 2009 has aged beautifully, but at eleven years of age, it is now definitely ready to drink. I would not push my luck on aging, both because the 2009 is so expressive now and because it won't improve. Readers who want to know what saignée Rosé tastes like with age will find a fabulous example here. Disgorged: March, 2020. Drink 2020 - 2022.
93 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous