Champagne Dosnon "Henri Dosnon Brut Selection"
Owner/Winemaker Davy Dosnon crafts this special cuvee in honor of his grandfather Henri. 90% Pinot Noir/10% Chardonnay from the Dosnon estate vineyards and from neighboring vineyards near the estate in the Cote des Bars district of Champagne. Davy farms 7.5 hectares of vines around the villages of Avirey and Lingey, just half an hour north of Chablis. The patchwork nature of the Davy's vineyards – intermixed with forest and fields of grain – shows the centuries-long work of identifying the rockiest and most suitable places to grow vines that have gone on in this remote area of Champagne, about as far from Reims and Epernay as one can get within Champagne. All of Dosnan's Champagnes are fermented in use Puligny-Montrachet barrels.
Lightly toasty, this well-knit Champagne layers the soft and creamy mousse with crunchy acidity, supporting flavors of golden raisin and baked plum fruit, honey and toasted almond. Not a powerhouse, but lingers pleasantly on the refined finish.