COEUR DE ROSÉ, EXTRA-BRUT
BASE WINE COMPOSITION
2016 (85%) & 2015 (15%)
Chardonnay Premier Cru (30%)
Pinot Premier Cru (56%)
Rouge Verzenay & Sermiers (14%)
July 2017 (5 years sur latte)
PER CASE OF 6X BOTTLES (75CL)
Inc. Duty & VAT
*Minimum order: £500 ex-VAT
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Minimum order value £500 ex VAT
Limited quantities are available
Allocations are subject to availability & final confirmation
Payment is kindly required on invoice
Delivery due early 2023
“There is a reason that Savart’s wines have become the darlings of sommeliers and wine geeks everywhere. They have a combination of vibrancy and flavor that are incredibly compelling. But more than that they display a fierce individuality that makes no apologies for itself, and it is this quality that sings in every glass.”
In 2014 wine critic Antonio Galloni speculated, “Ambitious and passionate, Fred Savart clearly loves being in the vineyard above all else…it won’t be too long before Savart stakes out a place among Champagne’s top growers”.
As exclusive UK agents for Champagne Savart, Wine Source have been grateful to assist with placement and distribution, whilst witnessing the thrilling rise of his wines. The only fly in the ointment; nobody orders Savart just once, and so today it’s a real challenge of restraint and diplomacy allocating his wines.
“It is the new philosophy of Champagne Savart, Vilmart, Bérêche, Jerome Prevost and Emmanuel Brochet. RM (grower champagne) is finished. It’s now NM (neo-négociant)….If I want a hectare in Le Mesnil sur Oger, it is €2 million. It is very expensive. I prefer to buy the grapes.’
FRÉDÉRIC SAVART, WINEMAKER
OF GREAT MINDS
Mirroring the shift in Burgundy, top winemakers in the Champagne region are transitioning from micro-production domaines into ‘Neo-Négociant’ territory. For Frédéric Savart, the economics of remaining an RM didn’t make sense. Stretching the imagination beyond his fifty Premier Cru micro-plots (across four hectares in Écueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds, south of Reims, Champagne), to collaborate with Champagne merchant Drémont Père & Fils; the Éphémère couer de rosé (heart of the rose) cuvée was born.
The composition of vines and plots within the assemblage of Champagne Éphémère differ according to the vintage. Fruit for this rosé cuvée is specially selected by its founders and this particular release comes from old vines growing on some of the finest plots in Aÿ.
Each of the vintages to date have been a tremendous success, cementing a reputation that continues to grow. Notably, the Éphémère 016 is the first to be labelled under the Savart name; a worthy stamp of satisfaction.
“Fred Savart is one of the more outspoken growers of his generation. More than that though, Savart has an enormous passion for Champagne and the greater world of wine that comes through loud and clear.”