2018 Ruppert Leroy, Papillon, Pinot Noir, Extra Brut
ORIGIN: Champagne, France
GRAPE: Pinot Noir
Benedicte Leroy's parents were originally sheep breeders in the village of Essoyes in Côte des bars –Aube. In 1980 they converted their land into vineyards, and step by step, they created a small Domaine of around 4 hectares. In 2009, when his father retired, Benedicte left his job as a PE teacher to gear his family's domaine. Since then, he has applied the biodynamic principles both in the vines and in the cave, aiming at producing the most natural Champagnes possible. Every Cuvée comes from a single year, a single parcel (Lieu-Dit) and always without dosage (Brut Nature).
The Champagne Papillon by Rupper-Leroy is 100% Pinot Noir, grown in the parcel (lieu-dit) "La Fosse". No final dosage and no added sulfur for this Champagne Blanc de Noir, elegant and complex.
Recommended Food Pairing: Wild Sri-Lankan Tiger Prawns, Octopus Risotto, Steamed Venus Clams