2020 Chavost Coteaux Champenois Rouge, Champagne, France
Beginning with the 2019 vintage, Fabian crafted a range of zero-sulphur wines intended to highlight the terroir and varietal flexibility seen on the hillside of Chavot. There is an Assemblage, which is a blend of primarily Chardonnay and Meunier, a 100% Blanc de Blancs, a 100% Pinot Meunier, a Rosé de Saignée, and a Coteaux Champenois comprised of direct press Chardonnay. All the wines are made from a single vintage, but given their short time on tirage, they don't receive official vintage status. In addition to not adding sulphur, the wines are not acidified (or deacidified), do not receive dosage, are not chapitalised, and go through both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation without the use of commercial yeasts, enzymes or any other additives. Only the juice of the cuvée (not the taille) is used in production.