Ruppert Leroy 11,12,13
Farming: Certified Organic and Biodynamic
Winemaker: Bénédicte Ruppert and Manu Leroy
Grapes: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Production: 4,000 bottles. Annual.
Terroir : The cuvée 11, 12, 13... comes from a perpetual reserve that includes wine from every parcel of the domaine dating back to 2011. The dominant terroir is clay-limestone, with a various proportion of red clay, gray clay, and white limestone.
Tasting Notes: Oxidative Jura-like notes on the nose, rhubarb, pepper and sweet spices on the palate, this is a perfect mix of old and young wines with enough lift for a lengthy mineral infused finish. No sulphur and non dosé. VLQ.
About: Bénédicte Ruppert and Manu
Leroy tend 4 hectares of vineyards around Essoyes in the Aube.
The vineyards were planted by Bénédicte’s father in the 1980s, and have been farmed organically since 2010, and certified biodynamic since 2014. Except
for the perpetual reserve cuvée 11, 12, 13... each Champagne is the product of a single vintage and a single vineyard. In addition to the vines, Bénédicte and Manu have a small biodynamic farm where there raise animals, grow grains and vegetables, and produce their own biodynamic preparations