Fresne Ducret Pierre et Prosper Champagne
  • Chardonnay
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

Fresne Ducret Pierre et Prosper Champagne

Champagne,
Regular price $129.95per bottle ($779.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Creamy & Smokey

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.

A homage to the founder of the Fresne Ducret: Pierre’s great-grandfather, Prosper Fresne. Pierre's name, linked with his, has created an intergenerational link between us that includes Michel, Laurent, Jean, André, and Joseph, who built the Fresne Ducret domaine and passed it on to us.

Exemplifying their affinity for traditional methods, this cuvée celebrates the work of the early creators of champagne. Dominated by chardonnay, aged in oak and acacia barrels, and enclosed in a square-ringed bottle, it underwent a long ageing on the lees (minimum 60 months) and represents the essence of our expertise. Golden yellow shade with green undertones. Fairly light effervescence, with a delicate and discreet mousse. Particularly expressive nose thanks to the barrel ageing. The nutty aroma of flaxseed and a fresh woodiness express themselves generously from the first breath, with smoky undertones and a hint of hawthorn. Notes of warm brioche are intertwined with citrus, ginger and white pepper. In the mouth, the choice of new acacia barrels is apparent and expresses itself with generosity and insistence. A light creaminess persists despite the full body of the wine.

Enjoy it with French toast, shellfish, seared tiger shrimp, or glazed pork.

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.