Le Domaine d'Édouard

Le Domaine d'Édouard Crémant de Bourgogne Les Collines De Vaux

Burgundy, France
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This sparkling cuvée develops fruity, floral, citrus and light honey notes. In mouth, this wine offers a crispy attack, a rich, full, round body and a long fresh finish.

Le Domaine d'Édouard

Côtes d'Auxerre, Burgundy, France

In the shadow of its next-door neighbor, the world-renownedappellation of Chablis, the Côtes D'Auxerre, has been quietly evolving. A region known before phylloxera as a prominent part of Burgundy now represents a small fraction of wine produced. The quality level can be exceptional, especially considering rising global temperatures and the ability to have a more temperate growing season. Édouard Lepesme built his career in marketing for negociants in Burgundy and Champagne. In 2011, he decided to follow his dream and immersed himself in winemaking and viticulture, studying with some of France's
great names, such as the highly respected De Moors. In 2014, he purchased 33 acres (13.5 planted to vines) from Andre Donat. The latter's father was a pioneer vigneron in the area when he planted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté, and Gamay Noir in the 1960s. In the village of Vaux-Auxerre, the terroir is the same chalky limestone soil as Chablis. Édouard produces only a small amount of high-quality wine and sells most of his fruit to other winemakers (including the De Moors). His vineyards are farmed organically since the 1990s, and they are surrounded by beautiful cherry trees and organic wheat fields,
adding to the biodiversity. The vineyard plots are planted on the two hillsides of the village of Vaux. The vineyard positioned between Vaux and Auxerre tends to have more clay, while the vineyard south of Vaux, more limestone. Using 100% organic and biodynamic viticulture, Édouard has a hands-off approach- hand harvesting, fermentation with indigenous yeasts, and low sulfur. The red wines are fermented primarily with whole clusters. His resulting wines show great purity, finesse, and balance.

Viticulture & Vinification

  • Grape Variety: 50% Pinot Noir/ 50% Chardonnay
  • Soil: Clay-limestone
  • Farming: Biodynamic, Certified Organic
  • Vineyards & Viticulture: Organic viticulture since 2014
  • Harvest & Vinification: Manual harvest, native yeasts. Aged 6 months in separate vats (Pinot Noir / Chardonnay) then blending the vintage. It is a vintage sparkling wine, labeled NV. 15% of the wine is a reserve wine from the previous vintage. More than 24 months on lees (currently 36 months).
  • Desgorgement: Brut (6g/L dosage) - Zéro Dosage (0g/L).