Pascal and his wife Laure own and operate this fabulous small grower Champagne domaine in the town of Vertus, located near Avize. The Doquet's Champagnes are made entirely from their 15 hectares (2.5 Grand Cru / 12.5 Premier Cru) which are all farmed organically and hand harvested.
In the Cellar the wines ferment in both tank and cask before being bottled to under go secondary fermentation where they are allowed to rest on their lees for a minimum of 2 years but often up to 3 before disgorgement; much longer than the law requires. This technique and patience allows for the wines to develop richness and depth
This Brut Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs cuvee (100% Chardonnay) comes from the South of the Cote des Blancs, more exactly from the towns of Vertus, Bergeres-les-Vertus and le Mont Aime. It was aged in tanks for 6 months, including 3 months sur-lies. The wine is a blend 3 vintages: 51% of 2002, 16% of 2001 and 33% of 2000, and was bottled in April 2003.
THOUGHTS ABOUT PASCAL DOQUET CHAMPAGNE FROM THE STAFF AT THE WINE HOUSE.