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Located in Ecueil, on the Montagne de Reims, Nicolas Maillart is a family domaine with 8.5 hectares of excellent Premier and Grand Cru vineyards, spread through the villages of Bouzy, Ecueil and Villars Allerand. Nicolas himself studied in Bordeaux and worked in South Africa before taking over from his father in 2003. He is passionate about quality, with particular focus on viticulture : organic in approach if not in certification, old vines, sélection massale, he even maintains a rare ungrafted parcel of Pinot Noir. In the cellar, fermentation in tank or wood to suit the terroir, and partial barrel-ageing of the reserve wines to produce concentrated Champagnes with impressive power and length that nevertheless remain light on their feet. These are truly exciting Champagnes that command attention without ever sacrificing elegance and drinkability

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Champagne from a specific area from old vines of chardonnay. Produced only in great years, this champagne is produced with limited quantity. A wine of Champagne before to be a Champagne.

Ecueil 1er cru and Bouzy grand cru. Sourced from different parcels of old vines only, exposed on the south hills and different plots in the middle of the vineyard

Slow, gentle pressing using gravity flow techniques.This wine is vinified exclusively in wooden vats and with regular battonage.
This Champagne has had a long maturation on wooden vats and no filtration took place before the bottling. Disgorged by hand and laid down at least three months before sale.
Dosage : 2 g/L

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Ecueil, Champagne

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