Fresne Ducret La Grande Hermine Champagne 1er Cru 2008
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

Fresne Ducret La Grande Hermine Champagne 1er Cru 2008

Champagne,
Regular price $82.95per bottle ($497.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Floral & Savoury

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.

An adventure, like the one undertaken by those who crossed the ocean to discover the New World. Made from grapes from a single year, it is a unique and free interpretation of the Fresne Ducret style, balancing freshness and aromatic complexity. Crystalline with a pale golden colour. Good effervescence and a stable “cordon” after serving. The nose is fresh, dominated by floral notes with hints of citrus. In the mouth, a savoury dimension with a balanced astringency, with aromas of orange zest and honey. The wine is lively, dynamic, and moreish, a vintage still in its youth.

Serve with goat cheese, small game, or rhubarb millefeuille.

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.