NV Stephane Coquillette 'Les Cles' Blanc de Noirs
Stéphane Coquillette is a fourth-generation winemaker in Champagne. Mentored by his father, Stéphane was instilled with the desire to be a winegrower- dedicated to working the land and producing authentic, expressive, terroir-driven wines under his namesake Estate. He developed a different style of expression at his own house, creating fresher, drier Champagnes, primarily from Chouilly (Grand Cru), Cuis (99% 1er Cru) for Chardonnay, and d’Aÿ (Grand Cru) and Mareuil/Aÿ (99% 1er Cru) for Pinot Noir. Meticulously committed to organic practices, Stéphane avoids herbicides at all costs. Stéphane Coquillette Champagnes are characteristically precise, fresh and lively. 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir from Aÿ. Mostly from vines planted in 1960. Dosage of 5g/L.
92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "The latest release of Coquillette's NV Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Les Clés is showing well, bursting with notes of white flowers, mandarin, stone fruit, mint and red apples. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad but racy, with a fleshy core of fruit that's balanced by tangy, incisive acids, displaying a refined mousse and concluding with a precise, mouthwatering finish.