Charles Dufour Bulles de Comptoir #9 Tradition
From the rebel of the grower Champagne movement, Charles Dufour.
Grapes: Pinot Noir + Pinot Blanc + Chardonnay
Region: Champagne, France
Born and raised in Champagne, Charles Dufour converted his 6ha farm to organic practices in 2013. To limit the use of harmful chemicals like copper, he has adopted biodynamic preparations like herbal teas to limit vineyard disease. With illustrious neighbours like Cédric Bouchard, this little corner of the Côte des Bar proves they can compete with the region’s more famous sub-appellations. In fact, Charles’ Bulles de Comptoir cuvée was the house Champagne at Noma. The media often calls him ‘the Selosse of the Aube’, a worthy title for a boundary-pushing vigneron. Each vintage features a different illustration adding to their charm and anti-establishment aesthetic.
🍇 Organic practices