Benoit Marguet, Sapience Oeneothèque 2009Regular price $350.00 Save $-350.00
Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, & Pinot Noir
Benoit is a 5th generation winemaker turning to very innovative and anything-but-conventional methods at his family domaine. The conversion to organics and biodynamics aside, his vineyard practice employs horses and aromatherapy, and to walk around the cellar you’ll find barrels painted purple and small Buddhas perched as if to watch over the room. It is easy to tell he takes great care in every step of what he does, in hopes, and execution, of finding balance not just in his winemaking, but also in life.
Hervé Jestin, the former cellar master to Duval-Leroy, has partnered up with Benoit Marguet in this special bottling, which is actually a separate brand. Operating as a consultant, Jestin has influenced both his biodynamic farming and natural wine practices in Marguet’s wine. The wine is sourced from the village of Ambonnay and made into a Brut Nature style. It ages on its lees for nine years before it is released.