Piollot Champagne Côte des Bar Cuvée Champs Rayés Brut Nature 2017
The Champs Rayés is another new cuvée from Roland Piollot and is the finest Champagne from that estate. The Champs Rayés Cuvee comes from an area known as Noé les Mallets where Roland has two plots of vines “Champs Rayés” and “Derrière le Bois” planted entirely to massale selection Chardonnay and both of which have clay, marl and limestone soils.
The resulting Champagne is a fine, elegant and rich wine of incredible finesse.
By the way, the Champs Rayés vineyard gets its name (striped field) from the two different types of marl rocks found in this area.
Notice that this Champagne bears the term Brut Nature on the label. This can only appear in wines that have had no sugar added at any time during the maturation of the wine. The wine has neither been fined or filtered.
As with the Come des Tallants, this wine sports a new label. It was disgorged in November 2021 after spending around four years on lees.
This wine is certified organic through CERTIPAQ FR-BIO-09.
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