Savart L'Ouverture NV 750 Sparkling 
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Savart L'Ouverture NV
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Sparkling


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Importer Review: L'Ouverture is Fred Savart's entrylevel Champagne but it is far from one-dimensional. It is 100% Pinot Noir all from the village of Ecueil, half of which was fermented in mostly neutral barrel with the other half is fermented in stainless steel. The wine only sees partial malolactic fermentation. Fred doesn't guide the malolactic fermentation, instead it is the inclusion of reserve wine that goes through malolactic fermentation because it has gone more temperature swings. The wine is in equal parts a blend of three successive vintages and aged under cork, not crown cap. Dosage is 7g/L.

Wine maker notes
Frederic Savart is one of the most exciting producers in Champagne today. From only 4 hectares of land in Ecueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds in Montagne de Reims he makes over 6 different cuvées, each distinctive from the others. His work in the vineyard is focused on preventing disease rather than treating it, and he employs a holistic approach in to his vines. Most wines are fermented in steel, but he has been increasing his use of barriques in the cellar. The results have captured the attention and hearts of sommeliers and wine geeks all over the world.