Charles Dufour-Blanc De Noirs Le Haut La Guignelle N.V.
Sales price HK$880
Charles Dufour is a relative newcomer in Champagne's rebel Aube district. He is first and foremost a wine grower, tending his own vines instead of purchasing grapes from others. His desire to create wines that are as close to nature as possible has led to him adopting unique practices in Champagne, such as having his vineyards certified organic by Ecocert, avoiding the use of industrial yeasts, rarely adding sugar and often choosing to age the wine in steel rather than barrel. The vines are made up of 55% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Blanc and are based around the village of Landreville. Charles makes wine under two labels, those from his father's vineyards which he labels Charles Dufour, and those from his mother, which he labels Dufour par Charles.