ELLEN FRANZEN - Moutard
26th of October 2021
The 2021 Best sommelier of the Nordics tastes one of the top cuvee from Champagne Moutard
When Ellen wants something...she gets it ! Want any proof ?? Here you go...
Ellen participated at the Best Swedish Sommelier Competition in 2017, 2018 and ended up the runner up...She is now the rulling best sommelier of Sweden since 2019 ! At the Ruinart Nordic Challenge, Ellen became third best sommelier in 2018 and then won the competition in 2019. Ellen also ran for the Best Sommelier of the Nordics in 2018 and...well you already guessed....she was crowned Best of the competition just at the beginning of this month !
Congratulations Ellen for being so talented and never giving up !
Ellen is today sommelier at the two Michelin stars restaurant "Gastrologik" and is part of "Swesomm" (Swedish National Sommelier team) led and trained by the incredible founder of the team : Sören Polonius !
Single vineyard "Les Perrieres" - Blanc de Noirs - Brut Nature
Pale, straw yellow colour with very small bubbles.
Youthful nose with a lot of yeasty notes and red apples.
Fresh, dry champagne. Sleek, but structured. Refreshing acidity that lingers. On the palate the yeast notes are less pronounced, and instead the champagne showing more quince and red apples. Mineral driven style with a gently mousse.
A young, fresh champagne with personality. Unfortunately a bit closed at the moment, will gain from a few years cellaring. Opened up a bit with some air.
Serve to a classic Swedish Råraka (a kind of potato fritter) topped with bleak roe from Kalix and cream fraîche. Richer notes that both the acidity and bubbles will break trough. The salty and mineral notes from the roe are a perfect match with this champagne!
Varietal : 100% Pinot noir
Provenance of the grapes: Single vineyard "Les Perrieres"
Location of the parcel : Côte des Bar
Vines from the parcel planted in : 1986
Vinified and aged : in foudre
Cellaring time : 10 years
Dosage : 3 g/L
Bottled : April 2017