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Olivier Horiot Champagne Solera Extra Brut NV

Olivier Horiot Champagne Solera Extra Brut NV

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Tasting Notes

What a Champagne! One site and 7 varieties planted on it - Arbane, Petit Meslier, Chardonnay and 4 Pinots (Blanc, Gris, Meunier & Noir). The grapes are pressed and fermented in barrels under a rotating solera system. The finished Champagne has no dosage and is slightly golden showing the influence of oxygen ingress over its life. Quince, apples, nuttiness and brioche. The palate is complex and powerful that retains freshness and vitality at the same time. Expect it to soften with more time open. I love delicately decanting this one and serving it in a Burgundy glass. - Chris L

Olivier Horiot is an exciting biodynamic grower based in the Cotes des Bar sub-region of Champagne. He and his wife Marie focus mainly on Pinot Noir but have plantings of all 7 permitted Champagne varieties. The Horiot family have owned vines in Les Riceys since the 1600s, but didn't make their first estate wine until the year 2000. Les Riceys is the only village in the Champagne region to hold 3 appelations, Champagne (sparkling), Coteaux Champenois (still red and white), and Rosé des Riceys (still rosé), and Olivier exceeds in making all three categories.

He believes that experimentation is the best way to learn the intricacies of the Les Riceys terroir, and does so through vinifying small parcels separately, using rare varietals such Arbane and Petit Meslier, fermenting in a wide range of vessels, from Burgundian barrels to concrete eggs and stainless steel, and using reserve wines from a solera system for some of his Champagnes.

The wines are fermented with native yeasts, little sulphur is used, and this entire release has zero dosage. The result is terroir focused still and Champagne wines with tension and complexity. - Importer Note

Product Type Wine Sparkling Champagne
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub Region Cote des Bar
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic