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Authentis Cumières 2005*
A unique work of art designed by Duval-Leroy
Duval-Leroy's passion for authenticity is illustrated in this cuvee derived purely from Pinot Noir grapes. The expression of a Premier Cru from the Vallée de la Marne, Cumières is the fruit of organic viticulture*.
This vintage wine for connoisseurs releases a bouquet with a powerful balanced and complex profile. This bouquet is marked by the concentration of Pinot Noir processed entirely in oak barrels. It has a yellow colour with golden highlights.
A close union of grape and soil, with profound respect for nature, this wine, with its harmonious depth, triggers a lively explosion of tastes in the mouth mixed with soft, warm touches which will surely excite connoisseurs and lovers of unique flavours.
The depth of this wine will be expressed when accompanied by a slice of grilled pure-bred farm beef, mashed potatoes with nutmed and milled sweet onion.
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Bottle size: 75cl
How to enjoy it: Experience the explosion of flavours on the mouth, serving it at 11° C.
The 2005 vintage was a year of marked contrasts between seasons and regions. Following a fairly harsh winter, 2005 had a mild spring with relatively warm temperatures all year long. There was above average sunshine and a slight water deficit, as had been the case throughout the dry cycle of 2005/2004 and 2003. The heat and humidity in July produced larger grapes and bunches, rather unusually for the Champagne region, while the cooler weather in August, followed by a very sunny month of September, led to favourable ripening in spite of heavy parasite pressure. The harvest dates were “typical” of those of the decade: September 12th for Chardonnays and the following day for Pinots Noirs.