4 Eléments: Pinot Noir 2013
At a Glance
- Size: 0.31 ha (0.77 ac)
- Variety: Pinot Noir
- Vine Age: Planted in 1983
- Terroir: Windy lieu-dit La Perthe in Ludes (Montagne de Reims), on sand and clay soils, planted in rows that go up the south-facing slope to benefit from both morning and afternoon sun
- Viticulture: Sustainable
- Vinification: In 600-liter demi-muids, malolactic blocked, 3 years of prise de mousse sur lattes with cork closure, 3 g/L dosage (Extra Brut) in April 2017.
The 4 Eléments cuvées originated in the brothers' desire to reveal the potential of their terroirs and to observe, understand, and experiment with their individual and unique characteristics. The combination of four elements- one parcel, one variety, one vintage, and one overriding method of vinification- allows for a true, precise reflection within the larger, magnificent mosaic of terroirs that define Champagne. 2013 was the first vintage for the Pinot Noir in the Huré brothers' 4 Elements champagne series.
La Perthe is a fairly late-ripening terroir that gives forth distinguished and aérien (etherial) wines.