Champagne "Récolte Noire"


100% Pinot Noir, hand-harvested, manually pressed and fermented in used 228L Puligny-Montrachet barrels, second and third fill. 2 years minimum sur latte, 30% reserve wine aged in barrel, 5g dosage.

93 points
"A sibling to Récolte Blanche, this is pinot noir grown in Kimmeridgean limestone, fermented in used Puligny-Montrachet barrels. It’s muscular and red fruited, with some fiery, spicy volatility that smooths out with air. Decant it and you’ll find a precise wine, ornate in its sunny wild strawberry notes, stemminess and dry red spice. A supple beauty from the Aube."
Wine and Spirits
December 2016
93 points
"Vivid flavors of ground spice and graphite are layered with hints of crunchy pear, crushed white raspberry fruit, lemon zest, spun honey and chamomile in this mouthwatering Champagne, which is refined, chalky in texture and harmonious, with a long, lingering finish of rich grilled nut, coffee and spice. Disgorged May 2014. Drink now through 2020. 250 cases imported."
Alison Napjus,
Wine Spectator
October 31, 2015
92 points
"Dosed with five grams per liter in November 2017, Dosnon's NV Recolte Noire (Black Label) is a pure, oak-fermented Pinot Noir from the Côte des Bar. White-golden in color, this is a fine, fresh and delicately fruity Champagne with just a hint of oak. Intense, fresh and lush on the palate, this is a straight, perfectly round and well-structured Blanc de Noirs with good grip and vitality on the finish. Excellent! Tasted July 2018."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
Issue 238 | August 31, 2018

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