The grapes for this wine are all sustainably farmed. Joël is one of only a few producers to use a soléra system for his vin de reserve each vintage. As he pulls out wine from his vin de reserve, he adds a little wine back to his soléra. Currently it is a 12 year old soléra, which significantly adds to the depth and complexity of his Champagnes. Each vintage he blends 30% wine from the solera, with the current vintage. The “Parcelles” cuvée spends 42 months on the lees before disgorgement. Joël bottles his wine with a low, 9 grams per liter, dosage. Annual production only 1,660 cases
Joël’s wine is an exciting example of Champagne from the Aube. The nose is perfumed with fresh apple aromas, rich yeasty notes, and hints of citrus. In the mouth the wine is rich and full-bodied, with a suggestion of red fruit. Thanks to the Chardonnay in the blend, the finish is bright and crisp with citrus notes. The combination of rich fruit with a lively finish, make this a very versatile Champagne, perfect for meals or simply on its own.