Nathalie Falmet Champagne - Brut Le Val Cornet
Nathalie controls every aspect of her wine and was the first woman to hold the title of Vigneron and Oenologist. To this day, she is one of the few women in Champagne to do both jobs at the same time. And she does it with innervation and with dizzying results.
Its vineyards are in the heart of the lively Côte des Bar region, where different soils (Kimmeridian marl covered with Portland limestone) and climate (higher temperatures due to humid Atlantic / continental influences) ripen the Pinot making its wines fuller in character to become.
Pinot Noir and wood-aged Pinot Meunier from 1 single vineyard and of 1 vintage year gives a special, full and creamy Champagne meal.
This Champagne is very exclusive and numbered, only 2 in stock.
Vinous (Antonio Galloni): “Falmet's Le Val Cornet is great. Honey, mint, spice, apricot and pear notes are all strung together in a spacious, super expressive champagne built on texture. Powerful and resonant to the core, the 2009 impresses with its breadth, persistence and exceptional brilliance. This is the best wine I have tasted from Nathalie Falmet. The Val Cornet is a blend of equal parts Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from the vineyards of Rouvres-les Vignes. "94/100
The Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht): “Half of Meunier and Pinot; whole 2010; and aged in older barrels, Falmet's single-vineyard NV Brut Le Val Cornet Disg. 5/2012 is nothing short of revealing in its brilliance, transparency and complexity! (Please note that, like me, you will almost certainly never have tasted a wine within 20 or 25 miles of this one, as we are talking about an almost completely overlooked section of a champagne region, the Bar (which only began to draw attention to estate bottling since the turn of the millennium.) A greenhouse-like profusion of leafy and blooming stuff on the nose is accompanied by scents of apple and red raspberry subtly eclipsed by their highly distilled counterparts. Almost weightlessly floating, seductively silky and contagiously juicy in its apple and raspberry expressions, this amazing libation suggests hazelnut cream, almond paste and walnut oil at the same time, resulting in an eerie counterpoint to its vibrant fruit acids. Crunch of berry seeds and legume sprouts amplify the chalk-infused finish in which the saltiness and flavor of oyster liquid "Umami" and "Kimmeridgian" spell out in shell, and it takes real effort to loosen the salivary glands, let alone take the next sip. to resist . I'm only guessing when I suggest this will be worth following for at least several more years. But don't miss any more! (As soon as I finished my sample I went online and bought some of this great value in Champagne, in part to re-taste and make sure it was really that good.)