It’s always great to be able to present new excitiing bubbles in The CHAMPAGNEBAR by Richard Juhlin. This week it’s time for Charles Dufour from Landreville in Aube.
sa CHARLES DUFOUR ‘BULLES de COMPTOIR EXTRA BRUT #2’ | Landreville | Champagne | Frankrike | 53PN 35CH 10PV (Pinot Blanc or Pintot Vrai as the growers like to call it.) | Swedish importer: Rosforth & Rosforth | SBpris ca 300 sek | BJpoints 88(90)
TASTING NOTE ‘The Champagne is easy to like, it’s really charming from the start in the glass. The creamy soft texture and minerality balances perfectly with the youthful and distinct acidity.’
‘Miss Josefine hanging in the champagnebar, reading the champagnelist’.
We offer a glass of house bubble for 120 sek per glas (with full margin it would cost 150 sek.) Fancy a glass? Let’s push the per capita cunsumtion of Champagne this Friday!
BJ ON CHARLES DUFOUR Exciting newcomer that we have been tipped off by our sommelier colleague from the infamous Noma in Copenhagen: Pontus Elofsson. Charles Dufour is 30 years old and comes from Landreville in Aube. He took over 5 ha from his father and put into biodynamics, but is certified organic. Uses minimal sulfur (5 mg / l). He grows Pinot Noi , Chardonnay and a surprisingly large percentage of Pinot Vrai (Pinot Blanc) . It is primarily cuvée Bulles de Comptoir Extra Brut ( Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc , Chardonnay ) that there are lots of right now. It’s only the second time he makes this cuvée – hence the name ‘# 2’. BTyhe basewinet is from 2010. This is quickly becoming a smash hit. The first vintage was sold out really fast, so Rosforth & Rosforth, the Danish & Swedish importer) yelled loudly and said they wanted all they could get. This resulted in that they got 3000 bottles ‘Bulles de Comptoir’ , compared with the USA 240 bottles. Guess if we are happy about that ! Other exciting wines which we should see this spring: NW (’10) Avalon Blanc de Blancs (Chardonnay) Brut Nature & NW (’10) Le Champ de Clos Blanc de Blancs (Pinot Blanc) Brut Nature 34.