Simon Rion Larmes de Chardonnay
Absolutely gorgeous nose full of sweet oak and tropical fruit. Oh, this is special! There's an amazing play of exotic fruits, a brilliant oak interplay and stunning salinity and grip. On the finish there's another deeper, dark layer of oak. So moreish and delicious – an incredible new wine that shows this producer's ambition and future intentions.
Simon has taken over the family maison which dates back four generations. It is situated in the village of Courmas and holds 2.15 hectares, mostly in Meunier but with some holdings in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The vines are, on average, 25 years old and the use of Herbicides and pesticides were stopped in 2017. The main body of cuvées represent blends that match the house profile but, in addition, Simon has created three separate mono-varietal wines, called 'Larmes', that mark as a distinct turn in the road for the Maison and take him into the big leagues in small Champagne production!
Courmas, Petite Montagne de Reims