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Roland Champion Champagne Le Cul du Singe Brut Nature
Champagne Roland Champion
France - Champagne   

Tasting notes:

Brilliant gold color with coppery reflections, distinctive sign of black grape varieties. In the glass, a fine effervescence nourishes a delicate and persistent foam cord.
A fruity and jovial nose with floral aromas and delicate red fruits. The palate is luscious, tonic and salivating. Endowed with an energetic sap, the Meunier is tonic and dense. A final on the palate on the beautiful bitters, zest of grapefruit full of sun.

Special Story about the name "Cul du Singe" (literally "Monkey's butt"): 

"In the 70's, my Grandfather Roland and my Father François wanted to buy new lands to develop, but there was nothing available in Chouilly. They found new plots to buy in the Marne Valley, in the village of Verneuil, "Le cul du singe" was one of them.
One day, while they were working in this plot to clear it, an old man from the village came to watch them, Roland and François asked him why this parcel had this name.
The old man remained silent for a long time, turned his beret on his head several times and said to them: Have you ever seen anything grow on a monkey’s ass? and left without saying more.
For him, Roland and François were two strangers completely mad who wanted to grow a vineyard on this wild land!" - Carole CHAMPION

Specifications
Wine Type
Sparkling
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Meunier
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Chalk and Clay from the terroir of Verneuil.
Vinification
A vinification in barrels of 228 litres
A sought-after malolactic fermentation
10 months on fine lees before bottling
No filtration or cold passage for this cuvée
Return to the cellar for at least 6 months after disgorgement so that our wines return to their fullness.
Production
143 (9-liter cases)

Producer Information: Champagne Roland Champion

This small grower and member of Champagne’s elite Special Club is located in the Grand Cru Village of Chouilly. The house was founded in 1929 by André Champion, who created ...
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