100% Pinot Noir. Bottled without sulfur. Disgorged March 2019.
"Mingling scents of citrus oil and lemon confit with hints of buttered apples, marzipan and honeycomb, the wine is full-bodied, racy and tensile, built around a bright spine of acidity and concluding with a long, mineral finish. " William Kelley
One of Champagne's most passionate advocates of biodynamic viticulture and aromatherapy since he undertook his family estate's biodynamic conversion in 2009, Benoît Marguet farms just over seven hectares in Ambonnay, as well as small holdings in Bouzy, which he complements with purchased organically farmed grapes from the Côte de Blancs. Working with indigenous yeasts and minimal sulfites—indeed, increasingly, with no sulfites whatsoever—Marguet's vins clairs are vinified in wood and see long élevage before tirage. These days, disgorgement is without dosage. Framed by a delicate patina from their time in oak, these are concentrated, intense and beautifully balanced Champagnes that are invariably precisely defined by site—and, moreover, revolutionary in their ambitions.