Claude Mandois Dégustations Février 2021

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.

For further info, please see our March 2020 newsletter : http://xs82u.mjt.lu/nl2/xs82u/5q7ws.html?hl=fr

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 

traditional material used at Mandois since 1946, enamel helps to us to craft delicious, vibrant and open wines.  


Offering formidable precision, this material allows us to produce base wines of great finesse which is essential for the balance of any good blend.