Résonance

Résonance

Appellation: Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Noir from Massale Selection
Orientation: East and southeast exposures
Average age of vines: 25 years
Principal soil type: Clay & limestone above Kimmeridgian marl

The names of the wines carry spiritual significance for Dominique Moreau. As such, she named the domaine after her great-grandmother Marie Courtin, whom she describes as a "woman of the earth" and someone who was frequently found working in the vineyards. Résonance refers to the balancing energies of earth and sky that affect the creation of a wine from its surrounding terroir. It is sourced from fruit near the top of the parcel where there is little topsoil.

The NV (2012) Extra Brut Resonance is a real stand out, and also a terrific introduction to the unique, compelling Champagnes of Marie Courtin. Beautifully textured and generous, the Resonance offers terrific depth, with fewer of the hard edges these wines can sometimes show. Dried pear, spice, mint and licorice flow through to the effortless, creamy finish. This is an incredibly inviting Champagne to drink over the next handful of years, and a terrific showing in a very challenging year. Disgorged: March 2015.

—Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

Résonance 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.