Variety: Pinot Noir
Terroir: Clay-limestone soils in the area of Molesme, 3 km south from the Champagne border.
Winemaking: Grown on 30+ year old vines and aged for at least 24 months on the lees.
Bruno Dangin is a oenologist formed in the Champagne area, with the experience of many generations of Aube winegrowers. After 40 years of service in the cellar of Paul Dangin, Champagne producer, the idea that led him to found a new Maison is the one to found a new environmentally-friendly company.
He Bought some land in Borgona, in the Cote d’Or, characterized by a mix of clay and limestone that remind the Champagne soils. We are in the AOC of Cremant de Bourgogne, with wines of complex architecture that reflect the land. Fragrance and depth of flavors amalgamated with a pleasant creaminess on the palate.
Though this bottle may not technically be from Champagne, but Molesme, the small town that the Dangin family call home, sits just a stone’s throw south from Champagne proper. Up until 1919 the producers here actually had the right to make Champagne. The soils in Dangin’s vineyards, which he farms organically, are identical to what you find across the Champagne border in the Aube. In the cellar these bottles are treated exactly as you’d expect from a top grower-producer in Champagne. The wines ooze class and complexity, and every time we take one of these bottles home for ourselves (often), we almost have to laugh at how much satisfaction they deliver for such a modest price.