Ruppert-Leroy "Papillon" Brut Nature Champagne MV
This cuvée Papillon comes from a single vineyard of Pinot Noir and a single vintage; although it is labeled as a "multi-vintage" (MV) it does in fact hail entirely from the 2015 vintage. You can tell immediately that it's very much a living wine and still evolving – it exudes fierce terroir with red apple, lemon meringue, and roasted cashew. Its "Brut Nature" status ensures ripping minerality and bright salted lemon in its dry finish. A full bodied Champagne, totally unique, and rightly described as incredibly "Burgundian."
Only 4000 bottles produced of this cuvée; this is natural wine at its finest and a wonderful addition to the growing ranks of small grower Champagnes!