Spécial Club 2012
6 bottles maximum
Since 2005 we have had the privilege of belonging to the Club Trésors de Champagne whose rules are extremely strict. In fact the criteria to be accepted as a ‘Club champagne‘ are far more demanding than for anything else on the market.
In keeping with these demands our Cuvée Special Club is a champagne of outstanding quality, a testament to our wine making skill and to the excellence that the Champagne region can produce. It is also the first 100 % Meunier champagne to be admitted into the club. A real guarantee of quality for your taste buds.
Special Club comes from one village, from one plot and from one grape variety.
This is a Blanc de Noirs champagne.
100% Meunier from the 2012 harvest.
Only the very best grapes are used to make Cuvée Spécial Club.
Dosage : Extra - Brut, 4 g/l
Soil : Clay 0/20cm, clay and sand 20/60cm, illite 60/80cm (green clay), Marne clay + 80cm (dry limestone powder).
Our valley is perpendicular to the vallée de la Marne, recognized for its lands veined with green clay.
Cuvée Spécial Club spends 36 months ageing in our cellars
2012 was a year with a fresh and wet spring, followed by a dry and warm summer. Streams of persistent, tiny bubbles make this champagne very pleasing on the eye.
The nose reveals the typical Meunier aromas of white peaches and a remarkable finesse, whilst the palate is full and round with wonderful length. A champagne not to be missed !
Best appreciated with a small group of friends on very special occasions.
In the heart of the Marne River valley
"Les Fortes Terres"
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011.
Special Club Rules
All 25 members of the Club use the same shaped bottle but the champagne is their own.
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.
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker), 91/100
International Wine Cellar (Stephan Tanzer), 92/100
Wine Spectator, 93/100