Olivier Horiot’s estate of 7 hectares is located in Les Riceys in the Côte des Bar, the southern region of Champagne. The soil in this region is similar to that in Chablis, clay and limestone, rather than chalk. Olivier vinifies his still wines, including the famous Rose des Riceys, and his Champagnes from approximately 2 hectares. The remainder of the grapes are sold to the cooperative and négociants. Olivier works biodynamically - he uses native yeasts and very little sulphur. However, he is not certified biodynamic as he does not his wine to be consumed for that reason alone. During a recent visit to his domaine, we tasted about 20 of his still and base wines for Champagne from tank in his spotless winery. His attention to detail, his passion and his inquiring mind were evident. He thinks carefully about the whole winemaking process, including working in the vineyard along with his wife, Marie. He just wants to make great wine.
|Cuvée “5 Sens”||$129.50|