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Character heads with Burgundian influence
Davy Dosnon is, like so many who start new in Champagne, an absolute Burgundy maniac, which is why he also deliberately chose the location of the winery in the Aube so that it is only 40 km away from Chablis. The terroir therefore has more in common with Burgundy than with Champagne, which is particularly noticeable in the Recolte Blanche. Dosnon worked in Burgundy at Rossignol-Trapet, as well as in Champagne at Serge Mathieu and Moutard Père et Fils. The domain was founded in 2009.
Dosnon owns 2 ha. Land in Avirey-Lingey, additional 5 ha. are bought from the immediate vicinity (hence the status N.M.). This gives a total annual production of 50,000 bottles. All champagnes undergo the first fermentation in small used barrique barrels and are then aged for 20-45 months, also in used barrique. The preference for aging in small barrique comes naturally from Burgundy.
The wood influence gives the champagnes a warm, harmonious, sometimes smoky character. Dosnon strives to add complexity to the Champagne through the wood while maintaining structure, freshness and finesse. Achieving this goal requires an extreme amount of experience: from wood tones that are too intense, to unwanted oxidation or bacteria that can hide in used wood, the risks are many. The fact that Dosnon does not filter or clarify his wines and works with natural yeasts does not make his job any easier. Malolactic fermentation is sometimes carried out, sometimes not, depending on the character a wine develops in each case.
In the vineyard, they work as close to nature as possible, sometimes even organically, but without being dogmatic.
The champagnes from Dosnon are real character heads and therefore fit perfectly into the range of Champagne Characters. They are not restrained, floral, finely fruity champagnes, but have a strong expression, with a lot in the glass and sometimes also rough edges. Something is really happening here, which corresponds to the character "powerful & gripping".
Facts: Avirey-Lingey, Aube, 2ha., N.M., 50,000 bottles, about 60% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier, aging of the complete line in wood.