A model for the future of small, artisanal Champagne houses, Champagne Dosnon is the brainchild of Davy Dosnon a native of this beautiful region of rolling hills, wheat fields, and champagne vines. Davy studied viticulture and worked in top Burgundy wine houses before moving back to the village of Lingey in the Côte des Bar region of Champagne for the peace and quiet and to begin to reassemble his family’s vineyards.The Côte des Bar is located in the southernmost area of Champagne in the Pays d’Aube. Politically and geologically thissub-zone is as far as you can get from Reims and Épernay. Here the terroir is starkly diferent from northern Champagne
and its famed chalky soils. In the Aube the terroir resembles that of Chablis – clay over Kimmeridgian and Portlandian limestone. The wines of Dosnon are masterfully mineral, vinous bottlings. Fermenting entirely in former Puligny-Montrachet barrels, these Champagnes might as well be Chablis with bubbles for all their mineral-packed goodness. Dosages are very low (in some cases as little as 4g/L) and the wines benefit from the restraint.