Part of the new generation of growers becoming more prominent in the Aube, Benedict Leroy decided to take her fatherand#39;s vineyard to bottle herself rather than selling to the cooperative as he once had. In researching organic and biodynamic farming, they spent time in Burgundy and the Jura, influenced heavily by several top growers to produce deeply-flavored base wines that eventually would receive their bubbles.andnbsp; The vineyards sit on the Aubeand#39;s Kimmeridgian chalky andquot;soilsandquot;, which more closely resemble a chalk quarry than vineyard land. Papillon comes fromandnbsp;the aandnbsp;small parcel of selectionandnbsp;massaleandnbsp;Pinot Noir vines that Benedictand#39;s father planted in the Fosse-Grelyandnbsp;vineyard, the first bottling in 2014. Itand#39;s aged in stainless and some larger oak barrels, and bottled without the addition of sulfur or dosage. In short, this is because the wine has such depth, texture and flavor that it doesnand#39;t require the addition of sugar; also, the allowance of oxygen during theandnbsp;elevageandnbsp;allows for stability of the wine, negating the need for sulfur. Expect a bright dose of white and red fruits, with savory, salty notes carrying the bright finish.andnbsp;andnbsp;
30 November 2017. Bubbles On The Battery, Pier A Harbor House, New York, NY.
30 November 2017. Bubbles On The Battery, Pier A Harbor House, New York, NY.9.6
WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.