Fresne Ducret Arquémie No. 3 Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs
  • Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12% alc./vol

Fresne Ducret Arquémie No. 3 Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs

Champagne,
Regular price $96.00per bottle ($576.00per case)
6 bottles per case
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Fresne-Ducret is rich in family history and has been rooted in the premier cru village of Villedommange since the mid 1800s. Originally growing grapes for the big champagne houses, it wasn’t until the end of the second world war that the family decided to make their own wine. The tradition carries on today with Pierre Fresne and his wife Daniella (an Oakville ex-pat). Their philosophy is to produce wines that best exemplify the terroir of Villedommange, and they do this with sustainability in mind.

In 2014 Pierre Fresne began a new adventure in creating a series of micro-batch cuvées for connoisseurs of champagne. Each year, he creates one or two “experiments” to try techniques that he thinks will yield interesting wines. This collection of craft champagnes is called Arquémie, the French word for alchemy used in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Defined as a “truly regal science and an undoubtedly divine study…it makes a thousand different waters, a thousand oils, different liqueurs and infinite other things without which we could not live comfortably or even live at all”, the name Arquémie truly embodies the spirit of the collection.

Beautiful gold in colour sporting notes of crunchy orchard fruits with shades of white blossom expressed in the glass. The palate offers classics notes of brioche and short bread cookie, along with flavours of acacia honey and bruised apple on the finish. The mousse is persistent and creamy, offering a fine texture against the bright acidity, bringing elegance and harmony to this Champagne. 

An excellent aperitif to go with good times and any assortment of salty snacks. Think cheese boards, smoked salmon toasts, nuts, sliced meats, and dried fruits. Looking for a main course? Try with fried chicken!


About the Winery

Champagne Fresne Ducret

Fresne-Ducret is rich in family history and has been rooted in the premier cru village of Villedommange since the mid 1800s. Originally growing grapes for the big champagne houses, it wasn’t until the end of the second world war that the family decided to make their own wine. The tradition carries on today with Pierre Fresne and his wife Daniella (an Oakville ex-pat). Their philosophy is to produce wines that best exemplify the terroir of Villedommange, and they do this with sustainability in mind.

In 2014, Pierre Fresne embarked on a new adventure by creating a limited series of champagnes based on his desire for experimentation. Since then, he has produced one or two of these wines each year. Each are unique, according to his wishes and the profile of the vintage. This unique collection is called Arquémie, the term for alchemy in the Middle Ages. In 2018 Pierre began converting the vineyards to organic viticulture, and 2021 will be their first organic certified vintage.

Press Reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

95 points -Decanter World Wine Awards

Captivating orchard fruit, honey, brioche and morello cherry aromatics. Splendiferous crystalline purity in the mouth, with glacé ginger, crystallised greengages, confit lemon and patisserie notes. Ringingly pure, vivid, elegant and long finish. Textbook stuff.