Champagne Pierre Gerbais Champagne AOC Extra Brut 'Grains de Celles' NV

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From importer Becky Wasserman: "Champagne Pierre Gerbais is a fourth generation domaine in the Aube. It is spearheaded today by the 20-something Aurélien Gerbais, a handsome-nerdy-hipster winemaker who is unnervingly self-assured for his age, yet soft-spoken and humble. At Gerbais, there are old vines, organic vineyard management, intelligence, respect, passion, relevance, training and drive enough to take this house to the very top of a small band of visionary champagne makers in the Aube who include Aurélien's friend and neighbor Cédric Bouchard, and the small houses of Marie Courtin, Jacques Lassaigne, Ulysse Collin, Horiot, Vouette et Sorbée, etc." When asked why the hotbed of new exciting Champagnes is in the Aube, Aurélien says, "We are a younger vignoble [than the Marne]. We couldn't rely on our knowhow, and we continued to evolve”, he offers. “And we are close geographically to Burgundy. The Aube is halfway between Reims and Beaune. It takes the same time to get to school in Avize or in Beaune. And there was always that fight between the north and the south in Champagne. So, a lot of the Aubois prefer to study in Burgundy and they come back with the philosophy of Burgundy. They want to make wine in barrels. They want to work with fewer chemicals. I consider myself more Burgundian than Champenois."

This blend is unique, 50% pinot noir, 25% pinot blanc, and 25% chardonnay, seeing a dosage of 3-4 g/l. A beautiful biscuit-y Champagne with balance and depth, scintillating acidity layered with bright green apple and citrus. Certified sustainable.

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