Champagne Vollereaux Cuvee Marguerite 2011

Type: Sparkling Wine
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Viticulture: HVE Level 3

Climate: Dual climate subject to both continental and oceanic influences
Terroir: The orientation of the vineyards gives the vines maximum sun exposure throughout the year. The soil has a constant moisture level thanks to its clay-limestone content. It retains the sun’s heat, enabling the full expression of the varietals. 29 years old vines
Winemaking: Vollereaux Cuvée Marguerite is aged sur-lie for seven years, more than twice the time required by appellation rules. The grapes undergo 100% malolactic fermentation. 2008 was the perfect year to create the ninth edition of our Cuvée Marguerite. Harvest began on September 17th after a long winter & humid spring; the sunshine in July & early September resulted in perfectly matured grapes

Color: Light straw with green reflections
Nose: Has great finesse, with aromas of lime mixed with fine floral notes like honeysuckle and white fruits like pear juice and white peach
Palate: Fresh and soft. Smoke and vanilla notes show a racy maturity in the 2011 vintage, balanced by a vivacity to the palate from the effervescence

About the Winery:
Founded in 1805, Champagne Vollereaux now owns nearly 40 hectares (100 acres) covering 13 villages of Coteaux Sud d’Epernay in the Marne Valley of Champagne. This includes Pierry, a Premier Cru classified village.

Represented by Helene and Franck Vollereaux, the 6th generation continues a two-century-old legacy of family ownership and management. Frank is the winemaker, Helene manages tourism, and their uncle, Jean-Marie Vollereaux, is the vineyard manager.

Concerned to the environmental issues of today and tomorrow, and the well-being of their consumers, the family is committed to thoughtful stewardship of its vineyards, and remaining a family-owned company.