A rich flavourful Champagne with ripe fruit reflecting the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend and the low yields of the vines. Brut Nature wines don't have any sugar solution included in the liqueur d’expédition - the dosage added to top up the wines after they are disgorged. Remi is able to do this as he picks his grapes at optimum ripeness and ages the wines for 3 years on lees which rounds out the flavours.
The Aube marks the southern extreme of the Champagne region, geographically and geologically it's closer to neighbour Chablis, and also sits on the Kimmeridgian (limestone) chain. Rémi Leroy trained as an oenologist and agricultural engineer in Bordeaux before taking over his family estate. In the past, the family sold all their grapes to large houses, but Remi now vinifies around a third of the crop under his own label.
He's moved towards lower intervention winemaking as his experience grows. He picks grapes when they're fully ripe which allows him to use very low dosages across his Champagnes. Remi is meticulous in the vineyards and the cellar and is making beautifully balanced wines with the structure to age gracefully.