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Dominique Moreau named her estate after her grandmother, Marie Courtin, whom she describes as a “woman of the earth”. With the 2005 vintage, Dominique set out to produce a series of single-vineyard, single-variety, single-vintage, zero-dosage Champagnes from biodynamically-grown grapes that are farmed and elaborated with meticulous care.
Spirituality plays an important role in her approach. Specifically, she uses pendulums to aid in evaluating the evolution of the grapes on the vine as well as the wine during élévage. She explains that the pendulum changes its natural rhythm and swing based on the energy emitted from a living being, whether person, vineyard, or wine.
Dominique's compelling Champagnes are electric and chiseled, with an intense brininess and minerality at their core.
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
VINEYARD: Sourced from massale selection vines 35-40 years in age from a single parcel located in Polisot (Cote des Bar). The fruit for Resonance comes from the top of the slope where there is little topsoil.
SOIL: Clay and Kimmerdigian Limestone bands similar to those found in Chablis. The Cotes des Bar is closer in proximity to Chablis than to Epernay.
VITICULTURE: Farmed biodynamically and hand harvested
VINIFICATION: Fermented in stainless steel using native yeasts for both fermentations.
AGING: aged in stainless steel and bottled with no dosage.
BIODYNAMIC. ORGANIC. FEMALE WINEMAKER.
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