A new Crémant is arriving at the end of the year 2020 within Dopff's big Family! This is an exceptional Crémant for which we have used the Soléra vinification technique. The Solera method consists in adding each year some of the Chardonnay wine with no sulfites of the new vintage in order to make up for the drawn wine for the bottling of nearly 2000 bottles.

 

 

Genesis of this fabulous Crémant by Pascal Batot :

The concept of Crémant Solera germinated in my mind after different tastings of Champagne Solera types I had. Emotions often spark a desire. It all started in 2012 with the first vinification of a Chardonnay with no added sulfites-based Crémant. The starting idea was to add yearly more Chardonnay with no sulfites with fresh reductive yeast to older wines with slightly oxidative redox potential. The wines are aged in stainless steel tanks by 8°C and topped up. A first bottling occurs as 15 hl of non-filtered Solera are being drawn and replaced with the same volume of Chardonnay based wine with no added sulfites. This action is repeated every year. This Solera Crémant Cuvée will be disgorged after a minimum of 24 month-aging on racks with no added sugar as a Brut Nature.

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