Bression-Lourdeaux Esprit Boisé Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs NV


As suggested by its name, this 100% Meunier (blanc de noir) gains part of its character from the few weeks spent in an oak wood barrel. The sweet impression of red and yellow fruits finely combines with the sensation of smoke.


Esprit Boisé is made of 100% Meunier, a black grape and is thus a Blanc de Noirs. The short passage in an oak wood barrel enriches its character and demonstrates Aude and Boris Bression-Lourdeaux’s creativity. It is blended with 50% of the year’s grapes and 50% of reserve aged wine.

When to drink

This champagne is of yellow and golden color. The nose has a delicate wooden intensity, revealing flavors of ripe fruits. In the mouth, the taste is smooth and long. Bottled in 2016. Dosed at 6g/l., Esprit Boisé is an extra brut champagne.

Tasting Notes

This champagne ideally accompanies appetizers, light meals and also oriental meals and white meats.

Did you know? Blanc de noirs literally means, ‘white from black’, meaning white juice from black grapes. For Champagne, black grapes will either be Meunier or Pinot Noir, or a combination of the two.

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“Because the vines are living organisms, it is not treated but cared for.”

Meet the Grower: Champagne Bression-Lourdeaux

Coming from several generations of growers, Aude and Boris Bression joined their know-how in 2006 to create Champagne Bression-Lourdeaux. Their estate, located in the village of Try, in the heart of the Marne valley, covers 6,25 ha (14.83 acres) of vineyard. The Meunier grape varietal accounts for 90% of the vineyard, while Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 5% each.

“80% of our vineyard is grassy et valued through the work we do on the soils. We reduce the impact of fertilizers, water and air by adding our own compost. Because the vines are living organisms, it is not treated but cared for.”

The grapes grow using reasoned viticulture, which preserves the natural environment while maintaining a diverse fauna. The balance and regeneration of our soils is essential to be able to hand over our heritage to the next generation.


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