Marie Courtin Presence (V18) Extra Brut Champagne
  • 95
  • Nick's Import
  • Biodynamic
  • Preservative Free

Marie Courtin Presence (V18) Extra Brut Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$170. 00
$2040.00 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.

Présence is a unique blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Blanc from the 2018 harvest. Fermentation and ageing occurs in epoxy lined tank, and this wine sees no sulfur before being disgorged in January 2021 with no dosage.

Other Reviews....
The 2018 Extra Brut Présence Sans Soufre is a blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, made with no added sulfur and bottled with no dosage. It's a risky approach that Dominique Moreau has really dialed in over the last few years. Bright acids and sweet, floral aromatics cut through a core of citrus and orchard fruit. There are none of the hard edges or angular contours in the 2018. It's a wine that hits so many high notes, starting with its sheer deliciousness. No dosage. Disgorged: July, 2021. Drink 2022 - 2030.
95 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous