Champagne Perseval-Farge

Montagne de Reims

 4 hectares

Champagne Perseval-Farge is a 4 hectare estate in the 1er Cru village of Chamery which is in the heart of the Montagne de Reims. The Perseval family traces its roots back to the early 18th century in the village and today it is Benoist and Isabelle Perseval who carry on the tradition. Benoist farms sustainably, what he calls “viticulture integrée” with the commitment of taking care of the land for future generations. The four hectares are planted with 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier. In 2004 a small parcel was planted with Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromentot (Pinot Gris). Atypical of Champagne, the Perseval’s four hectares are largely in one single parcel with the greater portion being on the mid to upper slope with calcerous-clay soils and the smaller part on the lower slopes with sandy-clay soils. Besides his commitment to sustainability in the vineyard, Benoist has worked to decrease the use of sulfur in his winemaking and at 26 to 35g per liter, his dose level is below 50% of the norm. 

 

Brut C. de Pinots Premier Cru

The “C. de Pinots” is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Pinot Meunier. A gentle pressing is done with a vertical press and the juice is vinified 75% in stainless steel vats and 25% in barrels (not new).

A third of the wine is put through a malolactic fermentation. It is a blend of three vintages ; 2007, 2006 and 2005. The Champagne rests 48 months “sur lattes” before being disgorged. The dosage is 7g/L.

 

 

Terre de Sables Premier Cru

The Terre de Sables is a blend of one third each Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. It is also a blend of vintages, with the base of 50% coming from 2006 and the rest a blend of 2007, 2004 and 2001. The cuvee is made from grapes grown on the domain’s sandiest soils and is sharply marked by it, with notes of marine minerals being supported by bright acidity. The Champagne is held “sur lattes” for four years before disgorgement and finished with a dosage of 7g/L. 

Cuvée La Pucelle Brut Nature Premier Cru

The Cuvée la Pucelle is made of 100% Pinot Noir from a single parcel. The vines have an average age of 30 years and grow in sandy clay soi. It is a blend of vintages 60% 2012, the rest a blend of 2011, 20010 and 2009. The juice is vinified 70% in stainless steel vats and 30% in barrel (not new). There is no dosage.


Vintage 2003 Premier Cru 

The vintage is a blend of of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. Gentle pressing of the grapes is done with a vertical press and the juice is then fermented in stainless steel tanks. All of the wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation. The year 2000, was a vintage with moderate intensity and acidity and is well served with this cuvee which emphasizes charm and balance. The bottles rest “sur lattes” until they are disgorged for orders. The dosage is 7g/L.