WINELIFE went to visit champagne producer Fabrice Pouillon; the winemaker presenting a new method of champagne. An exciting innovation in the world's most complex wine region. We speak to him about his 'Méthode Fabrice', his life and what he experiences in this special French wine region!
- TEXT AND IMAGE NIEK BEUTE
Cuvée 'Grande Vallée: 'Taste for yourself.'
We ask if it really makes a difference in the outcome of the wine; does it taste different? Full of pleasure, Fabrice pops open a bottle of his new cuvée 'Grande Vallée' and says: 'Taste for yourself.' And as he pours the wine, he explains that the fermentations in the bottle are slower and better. It seems as if the yeasts can handle this nutrient better. The mousse becomes softer and better integrated into the wine. The texture of the wine also becomes richer without letting the wine age longer on the yeasts.
We taste the wine and immediately understand what he means. The wine has the mouthfeel of a rich vintage cuvée and the mousse is soft and especially deeply woven into the wine. Something you wouldn't expect from a wine that has enjoyed less than 20 months of maturation in bottle. The conversation falls silent even as we enjoy this charming wine.
See what Niek Beute thinks of the cuvée 'Grande Vallée' here:
Win a signed magnum of Champagne Pouillon
This magnum champagne is the ideal size bottle for a small party with your friends?! Are you the connoisseur of your group of friends! Then you will soon make a Top Notch impression with this signed magnum of Champagne Pouillon. You can be that first person in the Netherlands to receive the new cuvée "La Grande Vallée" Premier Cru in Magnum format? The Methode Fabrice is one of a kind champagne with very elegant bubbles made using a new method. That is precisely what makes this champagne so special. This magnum is a real collectors' item because only 6 magnums in total are available nationwide.
Want a chance to win the signed magnum of Champagne Pouillon?
This competition is closed
Don't want to miss a single edition? Subscribe then subscribe to Winelife Magazine now!