The name of the site “Le Dessous de la Cabane” – the bottom of the cabin is a classic case of understatement. The region represents a mixture of marl and chalk soil, rendering this part of Champagne quite exceptional. It is this unique blend of soil that lends Jeaunaux-Robin’s champagne its distinct minerality paired with an equally opulent taste ripe with red berries. With its slightly higher dosage of 8g and its piquant acidity, the rosé is laid-back and inviting. The cuvée of 60% Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay (including 15% red Pinot Meunier from 2013) is aged in stainless steel and wood.
- A deep salmon colour in the glass, with fine effervescence.
- Alluring scents of red berries such as strawberry and raspberry, accompanied by the more acidic goji berry and red currant. In addition, the Dessous de la Cabane displays a marked minerality and piquancy.
- Very well-balanced on the palate, with crisp acidic notes and the slight bitterness of grapefruit.
- Dishes with duck and root vegetables.
- Also very suitable with lightly smoked salmon.
- It also perfectly accompanies nutty desserts of white chocolate and berries.
The Champagne House Jeaunaux-Robin
The winery Jeanaux-Robin was founded in 1950 by the parents of Cyril Jeaunaux. The vineyards are located in the very south of the Côte des Blancs near the village of Talus-Saint-Prix in a very rural area. Away from the glitz and luxury of Champagne. A cool breeze passes by the surrounding hills, often exposing the vines to late frost. Therefore, Pinot Meunier is the grape of choice here, a variety well-prepared for the job. The high percentage of flint guarantees a perfect base for the cultivation of Meunier. A small percentage of the grapes also comes from the Côte des Bar. In addition to stainless steel barrels, the wines are also aged in used barrique, largely avoiding biological acid reduction. Thus, the champagnes acquire a certain uniqueness and honesty, combining acidity, minerality and drinking flow.