2016 Roland Champion Champagne Le Cul du Singe Brut Nature
Champagne Roland Champion
France - Champagne   

This is the first of the Cuvee Ephemere. Each vintage brings something special. This is 2016.  

The 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 plant vines, but nothing was available at that time in Chouilly. They found some parcels in the Marne Valley, in the village of Verneuil. "Le cul du singe" was one of them.
One day, while my father and grandfather were both working in the plot to clean it up, an old man from the village came and watched 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 he 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

The Champagne Cul du Singe shows a brilliant gold color with coppery reflections - a hallmark of black grape varieties. In the glass, a fine effervescence nourishes a delicate and persistent foam cord. A fruity and jovial nose displays floral aromas and delicate red fruits. The palate is luscious, tonic and juicy with an energetic sap. A finish with bitter notes and grapefruit peel.

Wine Type
100% Pinot Meunier
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Chalk and Clay from the terroir of Verneuil.
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.
143 (9-liter cases)

Scalops and sea food in general. 

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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