Emmanuel Brochet Le Mont Benoit (L017) Extra Brut Champagne
Emmanuel Brochet hails from the Villers-aux-Noeuds village south of the city of Reims. He farms 2.5 hectares of vines, all located in a single parcel, and planted with all three major varieties with the oldest vines dating back to 1962. The vineyard was converted to organic viticulture starting with the 2008 vintage, which he does more out of respect for the land than something he necessarily believes results in better wine.
While the base of this wine is the 2017 vintage, this year sees the highest ever inclusion of reserve wines at 70% from vintages 2011-2016. This Champagne is produced from a blend of certified organic 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay grapes.