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Françoise Bedel

Comme Autrefois - 2004 - Françoise Bedel

Fine bubbles, a powerful, ripe nose, with aromas of red fruits, dried fruit and sweet spices, as well as mineral and iodised notes. Palate: a duality of freshness and maturity, with flavours of dried fruits.

75 cl
Original features
Biodynamic wine
Degree of alcohol
12 %
To drink from
2020 to 2029

VAT included

A Champagne blended from the region’s 3 main grape varietals: 15% Pinot Noir, 55% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay. Primarily composed of the 2004 harvest, and grown on clay and marl-limestone parcels. Vinified 100% in oak, this wine is selected from the best barrels. The 8-ha estate has been farmed biodynamically since 1988. No chemical fertilisers, no herbicides... Disgorged in May 2017 with a dosage of 4.5 g/l. Aged 11 years in stacks! Note the elegant detail of the cap tied down with string... Magnifique!

Françoise Bedel

Françoise Bedel

Françoise Bedel, with her son Vincent, cultivates 8 hectares of vines in Crouttes-sur-Marne. An estate devoted to the philosophy of Saint-Exupéry: “ We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”.  There’s an anecdote worth recounting: in 1980, Françoise’s son Vincent was born, but in 1982 he became gravely ill, and it was a meeting with a couple of...

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