Yann Alexandre

Champagne | Montagne de Reims | Courmas

Yann Alexandre and his wife, Séverine, share a passion for horticulture that directly informs their viticulture. “We grow the vineyard like a garden,” Yann explains. This is a high bar for two farmers working 6.3 hectares spread over 28 plots in nine villages. But is also essential to their philosophy: “I always try to put forward the characteristics of each plot of land and to reach perfect grape maturity and health.” Yann declares his aim is “as natural a Champagne as possible,” made from vital grapes, with minimal added sulfites, up to seven years lees aging, hand riddling and disgorgement, and “no detail left to chance.”

Yann Alexandre 2014 Sous-les-Roses Blanc de Noirs

Sous les Roses is a coveted site in the winery’s home village of Courmas which has shallow soils rich in calcareous-clay, a perfectly suited terroir for the expression of Blanc de Noirs. The wine is composed of 60% pinot noir and 40% pinot meunier, fermented and aged 3 months in oak barrels before it spends an additional 3-4 months in stainless and 5 years en tirage with natural cork.

  • 2014
  • Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Montagne de Reims
  • Certified Sustainable by OCACIA
  • Sous les Roses
  • Calcareous-clay, shallow soil
  • 4 months in stainless, 5 years on lees with natural cork
  • Oak barrel for 3 months
  • Sugar cane, 4.5
  • 4.75
  • Spring 2020
  • 750 ml

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