Thierry Triolet Brut Champagne Non-Vintage
The Champagne house of Thierry Triolet is located in the village of Bethon. The vineyards in Bethon are part of the Côtes de Sezanne region of Champagne which begins about 20 miles southwest of Epernay and extends southward from the town of Sezanne. Geologically, this narrow band of hills is a continuation of the more massive Côtes des Blancs. Traditionally,the Sezanne vineyards have been a source of excellent Chardonnay grapes for the large negociant Champagne houses to the north, and the region has less cachet thus a really nice value. Triolet sold his grapes to large houses in Reims until 1985, when he began making his own wine.
The Brut NV is a blend of Chardonnay 70% and Pinot Noir 30%. It is blended from mature wines, usually from three different vintages which after blending are put in the bottle to rest for a minimum of two years on the lees. This produces a floral yet richly textured house style. The dosage of 10 grams/liter underscores the floral, “bel canto” nature of the cuvee.