• Pierre Brigandat Blanc De Noirs Brut Champagne

This "Grower Champagne" is made up of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay mostly from the 2013 harvest with some reserve from 2012 and 2011. The Pinot was aged in enamel lined stainless steel tanks that Bertrand has painted a hot pink, and half of the Chardonnay is aged in old oak barrels. This bottle was aged for three years on the lees and disgorged in June 2016 with a dosage of 9 grams. The nose shows its Pinot character with cream, hazelnut, oxidized green apple skins, light allspice and a just there spearmint. The palate is moderate in weight and carries over the notes from the nose with cream, nuttiness and red apple in excellent harmony. D&M Tasting Notes 

A new-to-us Champagne grower, the Brigandat family got their start in Côte de Bar region of Champagne in the 1960s, and for the first three decades sold the harvest to the large houses. This changed in 1993 when Bertrand Brigandat decided to make changes to the family concern. One of the first things he did was change the vineyard work to organic practice with selected treatments from the biodynamic canon. The size of Brigandat’s land holdings is quite small; compromising 20.5 acres across the villages of Channes, Buxeuil, and Ricey. This small scale allows a degree of knowledge and intimacy with his land; he is known to name his favorite plots of land such as ‘Buché’ for his Pinot Noir vines planted in 1965. Today Bertrand sells 40% of his production to Laurent Perrier and keeps the rest for himself. What he keeps to himself does not end up being all that much as his annual production totals 4,000 cases. We hope that he cuts down his contract further and does more himself as what he makes is excellent and at a very approachable price. Michael Kennel, D&M Wine buyer

Pierre Brigandat Blanc De Noirs Brut Champagne

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