Style
White
Type

Sparkling

Winemaker

Nicolas Uriel

Appellation

Champagne

Varieties

Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir

Viticulture

The wine is a blend of estate and sourced fruit. Thiénot owns 30 hectares of vineyards, about half of which are classified as Grand Cru and Premier Cru. The vines average 30 years old, with the oldest vines around 70 years old.

Soil

Clay & limestone

Vinification

Champagne Thiénot and renowned International Street Artist, SPEEDY GRAPHITO, have teamed up together and designed a limited edition magnum. Garance Thiénot, who runs Maison Thiénot with her brother Stanislas, was brought up in a strong artistic tradition and developed an intense interest in street art. This urban art movement took root in France in the 1980s and was growing just as Champagne Thiénot, created in 1985, began its expansion. Speedy Graphito, aka Olivier Rizzo, is one of the best known artists on the international scene. He has sought to forge a lively and playful style, borrowing from the symbols and codes of pop culture but also those found in classical culture and antiquity. Grapes are pressed in a traditional manually operated vertical wine press and a computer controlled wine press. Selected yeast is used to start the 10-12 day fermentation - mostly 18-2007 for its regularity, efficiency and ability to finish the alcoholic fermentation; also, has close to no influence on the aromatic style of the wine. 100% of the base wines go through malolactic fermentation. Elevage in stainless steel. The wine is unfined. A blend 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier. Reserve wines account for 45% of the blend. Dosage 8g/l. 3000 magnums produced

Aging

Minimum 4 years on the lees. Disgorged on demand, so the aging is goes well beyond these 4 years.

Features

Vegan

Available Sizes (L)

1.5

Distribution Area

Delaware, National, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Tech Sheets

Tasting Note

The nose is light, roasted with toasted notes, dried apricots and hints of vanilla. The palate is round, fine; the wine reveals yellow fruit aromas and a lovely lingering finish.