Champagne Vincent D’Astree

7th May 2014

Champagne Vincent D'Astree

The Name of Pierry most probably comes from the word ‘Pierre’ meaning stone, as denoted by a local saying from the Cubry valley. The soils of Pierry’s vineyards do indeed contain small stones, producing an unaffected wine with taste distinctly reminiscent of gunpowder.

Champagne Vincent d’Astrée was created in 1956, due to the desire and conviction of a handful of men who loved the land and who wished to have a certain degree of independence. At this time the champagne regions economy was faltering. These determined, committed men, with their solid grounding in local tradition, and great devotion to their land, took on a veritable challenge – that of turning their grapes to good account by making their own champagne.

This renowned brand which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006, now groups together more than 240 winegrowers attached to their locality, with the total cultivated area of 85 hectares.

Every wine-growers member puts all his heart, passion and respect for nature in the service of the vine throughout the entire year, to offer the best of themselves to the grapes.

The 3 champagne grape varieties  – Pinot Meunier (55%) Pinot Noir (20%) and Chardonnay (25%) are cultivated carefully in a locality classified as Premier Cru, for making authentic, rich and varied vintages, thanks to the know-how of a team managed by Patrick Bolvin, an ardent advocate of respect for the champagne tradition and of modern vinification techniques.

Brut Esprit Terroir

With its bright robe and sparkling freshness Esprit Terroir is the perfect accompaniment for pre-meal drinks.

The Lemon yellow  robe laced with almond green highlights sparkles vivaciously and is very consistent, the fine bubbles produce a delicate crown of foam.

The rich nose combines aromas of vanilla, wax and dried blossom (lime & Acacia).
There are hints of development with Grilled aromas (brioche buns & Bread,) and a touch of coffee.

Tender on the palate, it is crisp and subtle with fresh citrus and white  flower (acacia) aromas as well as some lemony notes.
A Very subtle wine with crisp aromas (white blossom) and more developed aromas  (wax  & fresh butter).

50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Meunier

Brut Rosé de Saignée

The purplish red robe is capped by abundant foam with fine bubbles and a long lasting crown.

The nose opens out onto red then black aromas (cherry and blackberry)
Accompanied by hints of liquorish.

100% Pinot Noir

Brut Zero

Brut Zero is a Champagne in its purest form.

The surprising robe combines nuances with forthright yellow and is wonderfully bright with delicate bubbles.

On the nose, scents of white and yellow fruits (peach & pear) mingle with some white blossom notes and mineral nuances (flint, typical of the geology around Pierry).

100% Pinot Meunier

Glass of Bubbly

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