Grower Champagne The 1960s were the decade that the family stepped out of the grower shadow into being a producer in their own right. The grower Alain Couvreur hung out his shingle in 1961. The Couvreur was no stranger to the Champagne business as they had farmed and been barrel coopers in the Vesle valley for five generations. From that successful start in the 60s, the current generation of David and Rémi Couvreur represent the seventh generation of Champagne Vignerons. The house is in the town of Prouilly, along the Marne, around nine miles northwest of the center of Riems. The red grapes are spread across the towns of nearby Prouilly, Pevy and Branscourt while the Couvreur family’s holdings of Chardonnay is in Unchair, 7 miles to the southwest on the other side of the river.
This cuvee is Rémi’s namesake Rémi Couvreur Brut NV . It is a blend of 45% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. This is mostly from the 2017 vintage with some reserve wine coming from 2016. It was fermented and rested in Stainless Steel for 18 months before being disgorged with a dosage of 9 grams per liter. The nose shows a delicate apple tone with nectarine and light yeast and raw brazil nuts. The palate is pretty and precise with baked gala apples, nectarine, and a light clay/ mineral note to finish. This is an aperitif/ opening course Champagne, so try it with a Cucumber and Mint salad . Drink now. D&M Tasting Notes
Remi Couvreur Brut Champagne
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- SKU #: 8833