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Augustin Cuvée Terre Blanc de Noirs
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Augustin Cuvée Terre Blanc de Noirs

AOC Champagne, 2016

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins30
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Champagne Augustin
Origin: France / Champagne
In stock
Article nr. 60420716
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Champagne Augustin
Origin: France / Champagne

Description

TERRE - an artisan winemaker's champagne full of character, which like the earth embodies minerality and structure. It shows an extraordinary expression and individuality. Terre is characterised by a delicate bouquet and a fine perlage with a soft, velvety finish. On the palate, this champagne presents itself with a lively acidity, a fine vein of minerality and hints of citrus fruits, caramel, dried figs and a little coconut. This champagne can be served, like white Burgundy, at a slightly higher temperature. No added sulphur; contains only naturally occurring sulphites.

Attributes

Origin: France / Champagne
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Ripening potential: 1 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Apéro riche, Cakes, biscuits, pastries, Sushi, Sashimi, Ceviche, Meat terrine, Oysters
Volume: 12.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Countries

France

France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”

Grape varieties

Pinot noir

Blueprint of the terroir

No other variety expresses its terroir as precisely as Pinot noir. It is a sensitive, fragile grape. But when it succeeds, it gives the world some of its very greatest wine plants. It especially excels in Burgundy, where it has been cultivated for at least 700 years. Even in the middle ages, it was considered so precious that it was kept separate from other grapes so as to not diminish its value. The finest examples are delicate and fragrant with aromas of cherries and red berries. With maturity, notes of forest floor, leather and truffles enter as well. An irresistible fruity sweetness still shines through, even after several decades. The Pinot noir does well in cool locations: in Switzerland and in Germany, where it is known as Blauburgunder and Spätburgunder respectively; in Alsace and in South Tyrol, in Oregon, New Zealand and Tasmania. Not least, it yields fantastic champagnes. It is a wonderful culinary companion. With its soft tannins and charming bouquet, it meshes with everything, from Güggeli and cheeses to fried fish.