Jean de Telmont "La Folie" 2012

100% Chardonnay
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Champagne region of France.

Round, elegant, complex. Custard, vanilla, bread crumb.

Tasting Notes

Both on the nose and on the mouth the 2012 La Folie from Jean de Telmont showcases round aromas of custard, vanilla and bread crust.

The mouthfeel is round and full.

The finish is medium long.

This Champagne is rather complex and elegant.

Score 92

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Jean de Telmont "La Folie" 2012
La Folie (2012) Review
Estate making La Folie Estate Jean de Telmont
La Folie (2012) Label La Folie
Style of La Folie Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Jean de Telmont Country France
Region of Jean de Telmont Region Champagne
Grape blend of La Folie Grapes Chardonnay
Vintage of La Folie Vintage 2012
My review of La Folie Points

How it's made

No added sulphites. 5gr sugar/lt. Production is less than 1000 bottles/year.


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Green-skinned grape variety used in wine production

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a green skin that is used to make white wine. The grape variety originated in eastern France’s Burgundy wine region, but it is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a rite of passage for new and emerging wine regions, as well as an easy entry into the international wine market.

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Champagne is a sparkling wine from France. While the word Champagne can be used to refer to any sparkling wine, it is illegal in the EU and some countries to label any product Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne wine region of France and is made according to the appellation’s regulations. This alcoholic beverage is made from particular grape varieties grown in the Champagne region, according to rules that include, among other things, specific vineyard practices, grape sourcing exclusively from specified locations within the Champagne region, specific grape-pressing methods, and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

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Traditional method

Traditional Method is one of the ways winemakers produce sparkling wines. It’s also known as Classical Method, Méthod Classique, Champenoise Method or Méthode Champenoise.

This wine making process is long and laborious but results in some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Traditional method is used to produce Champagne in France, Franciacorta and Trento DOC in Italy, Cava in Spain….

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