Les Hautes Sources Souris - Champagne Oudiette

Blanc de noirs

Cuvée Les Hautes Sources Souris

The parcel "Les Hautes Sources Souris" brings finesse, length, and even a certain shyness to this Pinot Noir.

It's a wine that takes its time, mirroring the local ecosystem.

  • Village: Beaunay
  • Exposure: South
  • Bottles: 674
  • Pinot Noir
All wines from the domain have respected a period of 6 months after disgorgement before their commercialization.

The Parcel:

Rootstock: 41B

Year of plantation: 1990

The soils of the parcel "Les Hautes Sources Souris" are worked only under the vine stocks, the rest being protected by a cover mostly composed of white clover implanted 10 years ago, but naturally replaced year after year by more indigenous plants.

For the protection of this parcel, we use only copper, sulfur, and fermented extracts of burdock and officinal sage.

The Wine

The management of the wines on the domain is done in a very simple way: we intervene only if necessary and nothing is systematic.

Our main objective is to allow the purest expression of the terroir.

The cuvée "Les Hautes Sources Souris" is mainly made each year from a harvest, complemented by perpetual reserve wine started in 2018 on the same parcel.

The alcoholic fermentation takes place spontaneously in our barrels thanks to the indigenous yeasts of the place. Sometimes, before the harvest, we perform a micro-harvest to create a yeast cuvée base, thus facilitating fermentations.

We never use sulfur at harvest; the juices go directly from the press to the barrels to start fermentations.

Sulfur is only added lightly after fermentations, being the only input used.

Clarifications are done during fermentation, causing the overflowing of our barrels filled to 100% to extract the inert parts and preserve the pulps.

Our wines mature in 228-liter barrels for a minimum of 11 months, accompanied by their lees. We do not stir our wines, except in cases of deviant oxidation.

The wines are topped up only after fermentation until the arrival of warmer periods in spring.

Bottling on the domain takes place at the end of July or beginning of August, followed by 30 months of maturation before disgorging.

The dosage of our wines is adapted to each wine, varying from year to year.

We do not practice fining, filtration, or tartrate stabilization. That's why a very light deposit may be present in the bottle.


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