Bulles Comptoir #8 Stillleben, NV, Champagne, Côte des Bars
Cuvée: Bulles Comptoir #8 Stillleben
Grape(s): Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc
Fermentation: Bottle, Native, Malolactic
Appellation: Côte des Bars
Region, Country: Champagne, France
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Charles Dufour
Nine months in barrels, three months in stainless steel, fifteen months in bottle on its fine lees. Less and 4g residual sugar. Peaches and apricots, yellow apple, chestnut honey.
Charles Dufour is an incredibly talented, hardworking grower and winemaker. From a family deeply rooted in the winemaking traditions of Champagne, Charles farms 6 certified organic hectares in Landreville in the Cotes des Bars region of the Aube. Considered a rebel, Charles adopts unique practices for Champagne like being certified organic by Ecocert, avoiding use of industrial yeasts, rarely adding sugar, often choosing to age in wine steel rather than barrel, minimal sulfur and a fascination with adding Pinot Blanc to his blends. Charles is a one man show, therefore production is small, and expansion is not an option. His wines are charismatic as he is!