After several years working the #vineyards naturally and obtaining #organic certification with the 2020 harvest, our attention now turns to the vinification and drawing out of the expression of the terroir.
The volume of #grapes produced using organic methods is around 30% lower than that achieved using traditional growing methods, but the terroir expression is more pronounced.
The #wine produced from the harvested grapes is regularly tasted in order to tailor the receptacle (wood, cement, enamel, stainless steel) to the vinification process.
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The use of these receptacles in different materials allows us to manage the wine’s evolution naturally and to transcribe the terroir into the glass.
Our work will now consist of carefully drawing out the typical character of each local area, in order to craft refined champagnes in a quest for excellence.
At the end of the day, savoir-faire is a combination of tradition and the constant evolution of the winemaker who remains attentive to the needs of his wine.
At Champagne MANDOIS, we have always preferred to carry out our own original #research rather than simply copying others.
This is our family’s DNA.
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Blending work is performed step by step making judicious choices that must suit the profile of the champagne we are seeking.
For this crucial step, we have several levers at our disposal: the grape variety, the vintage, the reserve wine, and another variable that is often overlooked: the type of tank used.
So, let’s take a look at the options:
WOOD – Charm
Wood allows the wines to develop an extremely attractive vanilla and toasted character, it gives the wine body.
CONCRETE – Minerality
The tulip vat, made of this material, produces wines of great freshness and enhances the natural aromas of the fruit.
ENAMEL – Openness
A traditional material used at Mandois since 1946, enamel helps to us to craft delicious, vibrant and open wines.
STAINLESS STEEL – Purity
Offering formidable precision, this material allows us to produce base wines of great finesse which is essential for the balance of any good blend.
“I wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Sparkling New Year!
At Mandois there is no lack of projects for 2020.
Despite an unclear economic outlook and an uncertain international market, we continue to be forward-looking just as our parents and our forefathers always were.
1. The new logistic site housing the packaging and shipping facilities will be operational in the first quarter of 2020.
2. In spring, two new vintages will join the Collection 1735:
– Blanc de Blancs 1er cru 2015
– Blanc de Noirs 2015.
3. In summer, our period of “organic conversion” for our vineyard will have come to an end and we should receive our official organic certification in July. However, you will have to wait until 2023 before you can try the first officially-certified organic wines in our range.
4. New foudres and tulip-shaped tanks will be added to the vat room allowing us to vinify our various champagnes with even greater precision.
As you will have noticed, Mandois is constantly evolving, and it is only by doing so that we can expect our family champagne house to survive over the long term.
But one thing is constant: our goal of crafting great champagnes from the finest terroirs for the satisfaction of our customers.
Vive le Champagne Mandois !!!”