Jerome Lefevre, Champagne Brut Cuvée Rated X NV
100% PINOT MEUNIER
From the importer-
Certified Organic farming and influenced by the Fukuoka teachings, Guyot pruning, light hoeing or haying, no pesticides or insecticides, no use of tractor but rather small tools and sometimes use of horse, manual trimming to allow the plants to grow vertically, the apex of each plant is maintained until the end of July.
Native yeast fermentation and malolactic fermentation in wood; aging for one year in 3 years old barrels. During the second fermentation, more sugar than the normal was added at the bottling to provide more sugar than the yeasts could consume. Watching the result during a one year and a half period. The aim was to have sugar from the beginning of the process instead of a dosage. Bottling took place in July 2018 and Rated X was disgorged in January 2021 without dosage.