2018 Adrien Renoir Les Vignes Goisses Extra Brut Champagne
Adrien Renoir is one the brightest new talents to emerge from Champagne in recent years. Working with his father Vincent for several years at their 7 hectare domaine in Verzy, in 2019 the wines were re-launched under his name, and in quick time has caught the attention of educated Champagne drinkers the world over. One of the first changes he insisted on was abandoning herbicides completely, and the estate vineyards are certified organic as of 2020. Oak use too has increased, along with more focus on specific parcels for his lieu-dits bottlings. In the cellar fermentations occur with native yeasts, lees stirring is practiced, and there is no sulphur used at bottling.
Les Vignes Goisses is a very special bottling of 100% Pinot Meunier from a vineyard planted selection massale in 1962. This parcel is defined by its sandy soils over a clay-limestone base. After 36 months on lees this is disgorged with zero dosage.