Is synonymous with perfection and curated in the Premier Cru village of Vertus, in the prestigious Côtes des Blancs, Champagne, France.
“Nothing great is created overnight, it takes time to transform a grape into liquid sunshine”Maurice Matisse
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Maurice Matisse is aged for at least 3 years, twice the legal requirement to ensure a greater complexity. Be believe this gives the depth of Maurice Matisse champagne which is being true to being one of the finest grapes grown in all of Champagne.
100% Chadonnay (region: Vertus)
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Certified Sustainable Agriculture 100%
Vertus is one of the highest rated Premier Cru villages.
It is famous for its Chardonnay. The domaine benefits from a unique microclimate with deep, chalky subsoil and clay and limestone deposits.
The family's 4 hectares of vineyards are located on south-east facing slopes so they get maximum sun exposure, which is
extremely important for the grapes to ripen in the cold northern climate
This terroir is perfect for Chardonnay and gives minerality and elegance to the wines. Most of the plots are planted with Chardonnay to produce Maurice Matisse champagne although there are still a few plots with a fantastic Pinot Noir.
In the prestigious Côtes des Blancs the soil is very chalky which is typical in the village of Vertus. This gives a great minerality and freshness to our wines. Our parcels are rated Premier Cru, meaning the grapes are some of the finest in the Champagne region. Some of the vines are 70 years old. The ‘Tradition’ is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir however Maurice Matisse is a Blanc de Blancs which means it is made only with Chardonnay. The estate was the first in Champagne to be certified with the sustainable method of the ‘viticulture raisonnée’ which is essentially akin to a “natural” winemaking
techniqu allowing the vines to be treated naturally without using any sort of chemicals.
The vineyard in the Premier Cru village of Vertus is sustainably farmed, organically fertilized, and harvested by hand. In addition to the ‘viticulture durable’ label, the domaine also received the highest possible environmental value certification. The grapes grown on the estate are certainly worthy of the legacy of being some of the finest in the land.
The Blanc de Blancs in all its glory as in all bottles that carry the Maurice Matisse name are:
Colour: a beautiful pale gold colour
With distinctive Aroma of: White flowers Honey
Granny Smith apple lemon zest.
Maurice Matisse Blanc de Blancs award winning Champagne is very elegant and airy. The finish is fresh with light notes of warmed buttery brioche.
The purity of the Blanc de Blancs Champagne was awarded over 90 points at the prestigious Decanter Awards, with the judges comments "A come-hither, peaches and cream nose; mossy and milky and nutty through the middle and keeps its light texture and vibrancy to the end’’.
Nothing great is created overnight, it takes time to transform a grape into liquid sunshine” Maurice Matisse
Wine-growing areas and wine villages of the Champagne region
Is aged for at least 3 years, twice the legal requirement to ensure a greater complexity. Be believe this gives the depth of Maurice Matisse champagne which is being true to being one of the finest grapes grown in all of Champagne.
“Nothing great is created overnight, it takes time to transform a grape into liquid sunshine”
Courtesy of DalGobboM (2008)
100% Blanc de Blancs Champagne
(375 ml, 750 ml or Magnum 1.5lt
Maurice Matisse is an excluivse botique vintage gown and produced in Vertus,
one of the highest rated Premier Cru villages in Champagne, France.
It is famous for its Chardonnay
Our premium Maurice Matisee vintages are famous for its Chardonnayall crafted for your exclusive pleasure. We do not blend and offer a pure blanc de
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“The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams derived from Mother Nature”.
Legend has it...
Maurice set off from Paris by foot and walked the lands of France for months with its undulating hills in the North east part of France, and East of the Parisian Capital, searching for the forgotten vines... searching as far as the eye could see and as far as the heart could fonder searching for gold from a vine as he had heard spoken from so many folk.
The hot August summer air did not make his journey any easier with the sun beating down and braising his skin not unsimliar to that of a grape as he explored the dry baron ground, the hills and rows and rows of endless vines that somehow managed to flourish, given the dry sedimentary rock composed of chalk, Marl and limescale in the summer months of France. Maurice walked for what felt like an eternity in search for the gold from a vine.
On his journey, Maurice found it hard not to be completely enamored by the beauty of his home country, vastly different to that of his hometown in Paris but the sights of the vines in the valleys were breathtaking, the vines which were laden with grapes were overwhelming... good but not laced with the gold he was searching. And so, Maurice walked off the beaten path in search for the myth which was said to be hidden in vineyards where grapes could be churned to liquid gold and with this desire leading him like a compass he continued his quest. It was not long and Maurice was lost in a paradise of a vine system, all around him was a maize on intricate root systems to the ground and trunk, canes and shoots above... undaunted though, he passed through in search of the sacred fruit. Finally, Maurice knew he had arrived.
He stood in a vineyard, once hidden from the world. A secret place like the ones he had heard in stories from his childhood, once fenced in by trees and furrows that disguised it. He stood there in the Furrows of vines which boasted the deepest colour of grapes he had ever seen, waving at him as if a breeze was moving through their branches. The grapes were very small, about the size of a pea, were round, growing in tightly packed clusters. The seedless berries were a dark red, deep magenta, or black and that had delicate, thin skin that almost popped open when bitten. He picked it by hand the ensure that the fruit was not damaged and ripened to perfection what came known to be named “the harvest”
Maurice knew at that moment he had found what he had been looking for... some years later and with perfection... after the “first fermentation” the “assemblage” the “second fermentation” the “aging” the “riddling” the “disgorging” the “dosage” and the “corking” he too was sipping on liquid gold, the bubbles dancing across his tongue, his life forever changed,
The story goes, that since 1870 when Maurice found these ancient vines he continued to pass on his treasure from generation to generation and signed by his own name, Maurice Matisse, the boy from Paris lost in the valley of vines looking for the perfect grape certainly found it and is now enjoyed by people all over the world.
Maurice Matisse based in the premier Cru village of Vertus, in the prestigious Côtes des Blancs,