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Origin'elle (2015) - NV

Françoise Bedel

4.15 / 5.0

white sparkling, extra-brut
Champagne AOC, France
NV, based on 2015
On lees
36 months
Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
1750 UAH, 1744 UAH
not available
Françoise Bedel Origin'elle (2015) NV


4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office

Lovely expressive and oxidative Bedel-style. Baked apples with honey, toast, pear, roasted nuts, Jerez, lemon tart, oil. Sophisticated, but friendly and approachable, rich and powerful. Delicious as hell.

Tasted as part of Divych Vechir event.

4.10 / 5.0750 ml

In love with Bedel wines. Rich, complex and so yummy. Oxidative notes, baked apples, Jerez and lemon tart. While being powerful, it is not heavy, and well balanced.

Françoise Bedel

Françoise Bedel stands out not only for her remarkable journey into winemaking but also for her unique approach to viticulture and winemaking. Hailing from the village of Crouttes-sur-Marne, located on the western edge of Champagne, Bedel's estate is a testament to her dedication and passion for winemaking. Her journey into biodynamic winemaking, inspired by her personal experiences and a deep reverence for nature, has set her apart in a region celebrated for its long-standing conventional vinegrowing and winemaking traditions.

The 8-hectare estate, cultivated with vines aged between 30 and 60 years, reflects Bedel's commitment to biodynamic practices since 1998. This approach, centred around the interplay between soil, subsoil, and the vine's root system, allows for the fullest expression of the terroir in her grapes. The unique bio-dynamic compost used in the vineyards, containing preparations made from yarrow, chamomile, nettle, oak bark, dandelion, and valerian, is a testament to her dedication to fostering a harmonious relationship between the vineyard and its natural environment.

Located in the Marne Valley, known for its quality Pinot Meunier grapes, Bedel's estate predominantly focuses on this variety, along with smaller plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Her Champagnes, often aged for more than six years on the lees, are renowned for their depth and complexity. This extended lees ageing, combined with low or zero dosage, results in Champagnes with significant weight, heft, and lingering acidity.