Champagne Millésime, Tribaut-Schloesser
A family house since 1929, CHAMPAGNE TRIBAUT-SCHLOESSER have transformed the way they farm their own vineyards and progressively switched to organic agriculture. They own 40hectares of south and south east facing vines around Romery, Cormoyeux and Fleury la Rivière, against the Montagne de Reims. The rest of the grapes come from like-minded growers in Grand Cru and Premier crus in Aÿ, Ecueil, Damery and the Vallée de La Marne.
In the cellar, both large foudre barrels and smaller barriques are used for their reserve wines, perpetuating a house style refined in the 1980s. Valentin and his brother Sebastien are now in charge and represent the fourth generation of Champagne growers. Their wines have received some of the most prestigious medals and prizes around the world, and top marks from world-class writers inc. Jancis Robinson.
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic practises. Hand-harvested, followed by traditional method. 20% of oak aged Pinot Noir. Aged for 5 years on lees prior to being disgorged. Dosage 6g/L. 2014 Vintage.
Grapes 50% Pinot Meunier 50% Pinot Noir
Region Champagne, France
Tasting Notes Very complex, pastry and brioche on the nose revealing vanilla, hazelnut and almond tones and a most elegant, lingering finish.