Charles Dufour Bulles de Comptoir
Pinot Noir
Champagne, France

Charles Dufour is my favorite winemaker in the Champagne region and not just because Noma presents his wine as their house champagne. His 6 hectares of organic grapes are located in the Côtes des Bars region, which is quite far from the most famous areas in the north. He took over the family winery a couple of years back and transformed it completely. He is not using any sulfur and only uses his own wine mixed with cane sugar as dosage to get the secondary fermentation started.

The Bulles de Comptoir series is always a limited edition of wines for a specific year, and this one is a rosé wine made with 60% from a cuvée from different plots and a parcel called "Le Champ du Clos”. It is very much driven by light red fruit, but also buttery notes, and you can taste some of the clay and limestone the grapes grow on. Ideally, you should drink this from a wine glass and have this with a real meal or other savory snacks, but of course also with little sweet things before or after dinner.

This wine is part of
Special Edition 1: Christmas Pack 2018