Leclere-Minard La Trame Noire 2018
A pure Meunier, just under 1,000 bottles total production, created from a single parcel of old vines (1969) ‘Le Mont Robert’ in the Vallée de l’Ardre, just to the west of the Petit Montagne de Reims. The wine shows fresh citrus and a slightly honeyed nose with floral elements and white fruit on the palate, with lovely minerality and a touch of spice on the finish.
Following apprenticeships with both David Léclapart and Maison Tarlant, Clément Minard began creating his own wines at the co-operative outside Vrigny where he leases space. Working his historic family plots of 2.3ha he uses organic principles and vinifies his plots separately in oak barrels using indigenous yeasts.
Tramery, Vallée de l'Ardre