December 04, 2014

Phillippe Starck Branches Out to the World of Champagne

Designer Philippe Starck has expanded his creativity into the world of champagne by partnering with French producer Louis Roederer’s cellar master Jean Baptiste Lecaillon to create the Cuvée Brut Nature 2006. Both are engaged in a quest for authenticity, the harvest from each parcel is pressed and vinified separately.

Philippe-Starck-Champagne-With-Louis-Roederer

Over the months, the wine is tasted and analysed by the oenologists; this provides them with an extensive aromatic palette that gives them a rich choice and enables them to develop blends under the watchful eye of the Cellar Master, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon.

This quest for authenticity matches Philippe Starck’s desire to collaborate on the development of a unique, finely tuned, and authentic cuvée. They decided to draw inspiration from river wines to create a straightforward, medium-dry, terroir-based champagne. Consequently, every measure was taken on the south-facing parcels of Pinot noir to nurture grapes that would attain great maturity, in order to obtain an excellent fruit that would require very minor corrective measures.

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