Spécial Club 2014
Available in April 2019
Since 2005 we have been privileged to be a member of the Club Trésors de Champagne, in which the rules are very strict. No other cuvée on the market is meeting criteria as demanding as a Special Club bottle.
In keeping with these demands, our Cuvée Special Club, which is the first 100% Meunier to be admitted into the club, is a Champagne of outstanding quality.
The vintage 2014 results firstly with a complete lack of winter, with only a few insignificant frosts.
Thus, the beginning of the growing season was very dry and the vegetation started quite late. Beginning of summer turned out to be particularly rainy during the first summer weeks. The sun only came back after the 20th of August, and the harvest began on the 16th of September.
- Only the best musts are used.
- Malolactic Fermentation
- Filtration with earth filters, no fining
- Dosage : 3 g/l
36 months ageing in our cellars
Our soils are made up of 4 different strata:
- 20cm of clay top soil
- 40cm of very porous clay sands (with 80% of sand)
- 30cm of green clay (Illite), hydric reserve of our soils
- Limestone marl: limestone + clay
Can be kept for 20 years
Ready to drink after 6 months from the disgorging date mentioned on the back label
Cuisles: 4 plots from a single place called: « Les Fortes Terres »
In the heart of the Marne River valley
"Les Fortes Terres"
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Special Club Rules
All 27 members of the Club use the same shaped bottle, but the Champagne is their own. In order to qualify for the Special Club, the champagne must be a vintage from a very good year. The still wines from the harvest are submitted to a jury of 5 people, including 3 oenologists, for a blind tasting. Before being allowed to proceed to blending and bottling, the wines must be awarded a score of at least 15 out of 25 and must also have the approval of 4 out of the 5 jury members.Then, 3 years later, when the Champagne has been made, it has to be tasted and tested again by the same jury using the same selection criteria. Any Champagne that doesn’t pass this second hurdle cannot be sold as a Special Club champagne and must be used for other labels.