Roses de Jeanne Cote de Bachelin [La Parcelle] - 100% Pinot Noir from the 1.5 hectare lieu-dit of Côte de Bachelin. Spends a full three years on the lees, and thus, is always bottled as a vintage cuvée. 150 cases produced annually.
Cédric Bouchard is one of the fastest rising stars of Champagne. Having only started his own label in 2000, he has quickly earned a reputation as Champagne’s most talented new wine producer, and was awarded the title of Champagne’s finest winemaker for the year 2008 by the Gault Millau. Bouchard embraces a revolutionary philosophy of bottling single vineyard, single variety (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc), and single vintage cuveés. Rather than blending different sources and vintages to make a single cuvée, as is the long-standing norm in Champagne, Bouchard prefers to make a wine that is representative of the vintage and place of origin. He seeks to create individual wines of great character each year from his single vineyard bottlings. Each wine is made only from juice from the first pressing, fermented only with indigenous yeast and handled meticulously in the cellar to guarantee the finest wines possible. He believes in a long, slow and cool second fermentation which creates smaller, finer bubbles, and helps to enhance the vinosity of the underlying wine. The wines are produced with no dosage and with the goal of allowing the unique terroir of each wine to take centre stage.