Indulgence

Indulgence

Appellation: Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Orientation: East exposures
Average age of vines: 50 years
Principal soil type: Clay & limestone above Kimmeridgian marl

2011 marks the first release of this cuvée, and sadly, it will not be made in every vintage. Drawing on the tradition of long macerations for rosé in the region, Dominque allows the juice a luxurious four days of maceration, resulting in a deeply colored and fragrant rosé.

An addition to the range, the NV (2011) Extra Brut Rosé Indulgence speaks to balance above all else. The Rosé is built on a core of serious energy, so readers should expect a light, mid-weight Champagne loaded with vibrancy. All the elements come together beautifully in a Champagne that brings together expressive fruit and bracing minerality, with a savory edge that kicks the finish into high gear. Dominique Moreau gave the 100% Pinot Noir four days on the skins here. Disgorged: April 2015.

—Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

Indulgence fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

RésonanceRésonance is a real stand out, and also a terrific introduction to the unique, compelling Champagnes of Marie Courtin.

EfflorescencePlenty of aromatic presence, soft edges and lovely overall balance. Perfumed orchard fruit and floral notes are expressive in the glass.

ÉloquenceWhite flowers, lemon peel, mint and white pepper are some of the signatures, while distinctly mineral-inflected veins of salinity recall the wines of Chablis…

ConcordanceFirst created in 2009, Concordance is a careful selection of the oldest Pinot Noir for the domaine planted in 1968.

IndulgenceAll the elements come together beautifully in a Champagne that brings together expressive fruit and bracing minerality, with a savory edge that kicks the finish into high gear.