Champagne De Saint Gall Influences Le Minéral
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Each of the four new “Influences” wines from Champagne De Saint-Gall offer an insight into Champagne’s different terroirs. These different wines, of different origins, are the ultimate expression of their expertise which places the spotlight on the diversity of the soils and vines of their beautiful region.
- These direct, elegant and pure champagnes are the result of our savoir-faire and exceptionally high-quality grapes.
- Their low dosage (between 0 and 6 g of sugar per liter to create an Extra-Brut) helps to preserve the personality of the vine and is ideal for those in search of authenticity.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Cellar master Cédric Jacopin has created 4 original wines of different origins which perfectly embody the distinctive personalities of the outstanding Grand Cru villages of Ambonnay, Cramant and Oger and the Premier Cru village of Vertus. Le Minéral is made predominantly from grapes grown in the village of Cramant (52% of the blend), situated south of Epernay, and is largely influenced by this Grand Cru classified terroir in the Côte des Blancs.
Tasting Notes: This wine offers a pale yellow hue with silver tints. The nose is delicate characterized by subtle roasted notes. It reveals a pure, saline attack and intense, mineral palate.
Champagne De Saint Gall is the flagship label of Union Champagne, an Avize-Based “new-generation” cooperative on a meteoric rise to stardom. Historically most of the company’s wine has been sold to the region’s iconic houses to be blended into their top luxury brands, a practice which still accounts for a sizable proportion of Union Champagne’s business. As far as cooperatives go this is without question the wealthiest of its kind in the world let alone the wine trade, with a staggering 615 hectares of Grand Cru vineyard land, 615 hectares of Premier Cru vineyard land, and 135 hectares of “mere mortal” unclassified vineyard land. Most of the firm’s acreage lies in the sought-after Côte des Blancs zone, where they farm more Grand Cru acreage than all other Champagne houses combined. Now banded together, Union Champagne’s member/farmers can be considered the kings of ultra-premium Champagne, as no other firm in Champagne holds close to this amount of elite-level acreage. Union Champagne’s recent shift, a commitment to producing and selling finished wine on their own, is the most interesting thing to happen in Champagne during our forty years covering the region. With pride (and a healthy dose of astonishment, really…) we offer you these new releases from De Saint Gall – Reference points in classical, terroir-driven Premier Cru and Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne.