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Cedric Bouchard ‘Côte de Val Vilaine’ V12

  • Producer
    Cedric Bouchard
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Types
  • Size

“A passionate and dedicated perfectionist, Cédric Bouchard has only been making wine since 2000, yet his champagnes have already become some of the most sought-after in the region.”

One parcel, one variety, one vintage, this is the essence of Bouchard’s philosophy.
Early on he produced wines under a label called Inflorescence, this no longer exists. The vines that bore the first for these wines, came from Cédric’s father, who had a very different approach. He now owns these vineyards and farms them in the same way as all the other Roses de Jeanne wines. The estate is named with homage to his Polish grandmother, Janika.
Roses de Jeanne parcels are trained in Cordon du Royat for pinot noir and Chablis for chardonnay, and are always harvested exceptionally low, at 4,000 kg/ha (26 hl/ha). This helps deliver the extreme concentration, minerality and precision found in Cédric’s wines.

Tasting Notes

92 Points Antonio Galloni
Slate, pear, crushed rocks and mint are some of the notes that inform Bouchard’s NV (2012) Côte de Val Vilaine. A very classic, Burgundian-inflected element of reduction is present in the aromatics, so the 2012 needs to be opened at least an hour or two in advance. With time in the glass, the flavors become more precise as the textures open up. This is the most vibrant of Bouchard’s Pinot Noir Champagnes.

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