2015 Ruppert-Leroy "Fosse Grely" Brut Nature Champagne (Essoyes, Champagne, FR)

Varietal: 50% Chardonnay    50% Pinot Noir

Region: Champagne, France

BIODYNAMIC    Women in Wine

Bénédicte Leroy took over winemaking duties at the family winery when her father retired in 2009, immediately setting to work to upgrade the organic farming practices to biodynamics. She's continued to send shockwaves through the world of Champagne ever since, and is considered one of the most promising young winemakers in the region. Her Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend is full and rich, but dry on the palate. It features notes of white flowers and lush pears.