Champagne Fri. the 10th & Sat. the 11th
Flight of four $26
Grains de Celles Extra Brut
Grain de Celles Rose Extra Brut
L'Osmose Extra Brut
Young, hip and already making a splash in Champagne, Aurelien Gerbais at the age of 23 is headlining his families Domaine. He is the fourth generation to work the land located in Celles sur Ource in the Aube,
The families holdings are a fair amount larger than many of his small grower/producer neighbors with 18 hectares of vines. After WWII champagne's popularity soared and his Grandfather Pierre not only being a fan but also a business man began to buy up property quickly. This has left Aurelien with 18 hectares to play with, 10 hecatres of Pinot Noir, 4 of Chardonnay and the always elusive Pinot Blanc filling in the final four. Unlike other small grower producers, he is actually the second generation in his family to farm and produce organic and biodynamic wines. Story goes that his Grandmother got very ill from herbicides and pesticides while tirelessly working the fields (apparently the first to bitch about the messy grass full vineyards though). Due to his families early movement to organic (in the early 90's) he has been able to witness the conversion and watch the difference needed in the cellar such as sulfites and native yeasts.
Beautiful labels and gorgeous wines, we are excited to share!