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Varietal notes: 90% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Noir -- Organic: Practicing -- Vineyard: 100% of the fruit comes from estate-owned parcels located in each of the seven villages in the Côte des Blancs: Avize, Oger, Oiry, Cramant, Avenay Val d'Or, Bergères les Vertus, and Mardeuil. (70% Grand Cru, 30% Premier Cru) -- Orientation: Multiple parcels, varied exposure -- Soil: predominately limestone and clay -- Viticulture: Practicing organic; use of high quality organic composte for the soils and vines; all fruit is hand-harvested. -- Vinification: 60% 2013, 40% 2012. Following 100% malolactic fermentation, one-quarter of the wine is aged in older (more neutral) 600L casks, the remainder is aged in stainless steel tanks. Dosage is 7 grams/liter. SO2 is 50 mg/l. -- Aging: Sur lie for 24-36 months. -- Production: 4,200 cases/year -- Notes: In selecting the best grapes of all seven villages, Pascal Agrapart has succeeded in demonstrating the fundamental character of Cótes des Blancs in one cuvée...with a 10% splash of Pinot Noir.
2012 Cuvee La Rue des Noyers
Cuvee La Rue des Noyers - 100% Pinot Meunier; Benoit is an eighth generation vigneron that returned to the family estate after working for Bollinger. He is committed to natural farming and aims to craft unadultered, pure Pinot Meunier. He purchased this 1.7 hectare vineyard and farms it biodynamically. The results are exceptional and we are thrilled to introduce Benoit's work to our clients. The Cuvee La Rue de Noyers, named for the walnut trees that line the parcel, is a wine that will keep you intrigued and coming back for more.
NV 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs
1er Cru Blanc de Blancs
NV Cuvee Reserve
70% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir. True to it's name, this three grape blend is highly expressive on both the nose and palate, especially when compared to many of the other options available for the same price. Rated 92+pts by John Gilman, this punches well above it's weight.
NV "Cuvee Prestige"
The Duc de Romet Brut is a Blanc de Noirs of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It’s 75% Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir. The vineyards are entirely from the village of Vandières which is along the Marne River, a few villages west of Cumières. Vandières has the same rating as Merfy, where Chartogne-Taillet is located, but the parcels here are situated in a south-eastern facing amphitheater around the village, much like Oger, which allows the grapes to become very ripe. The Duc de Romet is a delightfully balanced Blanc de Noirs made from purchased grapes from small growers in the village. This is a ND (Négociant-Distributeur), which means this is a blend from the different growers in the Vallée de la Marne who do not produce their own Champagne. The grapes are sent to the local co-op where they are fermented; one of our producers does the final blend.
NV Ambonnay Grand Cru
No finer fruit is possible from pink Champagne; lacy length, sheer loveliness but anchored by superb grip and solidity.100% Ambonnay Grand Cru, particularly satisfying Pinot Noir here. Fresh, bracing red-grape Champagnes with long, swollen midpalate flavors. Just 5 hectares in size, so availability is scarce! "We have 100-percent Grand Cru vines, which always give a high degree of maturity," says Serge Billiot, "so we don’t need the malo." Billiot lifts you up on a billowing fountain of fruit. His wines have marvelous stamina and brightness. They’re hedonistic but not sloppy. Too firm and impeccable to be sloppy!
2009 Terres Rouges
Terres Rouges -- 93pts Vinous "...an unusual Champagne for Jacquesson in that it is the first this wine was bottled with no dosage. Crushed rose petal, tobacco, anise and star anise are all super expressive and the non-dosage style results in a powerful, almost tannic Rose endowed with considerable structure and intensity. Readers should expect an intense Rose that will offer its best drinking at the dinner table. Disgorged Jan. 16."
100% Chardonnay. A little black dress in a bottle, a very classy Champagne. The fine mousse shows its good breeding & the beautiful gold packaging makes a gorgeous presentation on the holiday sideboard or in a Champagne bucket.
NV 'Selection Belles Annees'
The Cote de Blancs winery is in the premier cru village of Cuis, where the Gimonnet family has been growing grapes since 1750. Pierre Gimonnet started bottling estate champagnes in 1935; his grandson, Didier, is currently in charge of the now 28 hectares of holdings. In addition to the 13.5 hectares in Cuis, Gimonnet owns 11 hectares of chardonnay vines in the Grand Cru villages of Cramant and Chouilly, plus another hectare in Oger and two in Vertus.
The high percentage of old vines at this estate sets it apart in a region suffering from a plethora of very young vineyards: seventy percent of Gimonnet's holdings are over 30 years old, of which some forty percent are over 40 years old, with 100+ year old vines in the lieux-dits of Le Fond du Bateau, planted in 1911, and Buisson planted in 1913, both in the Grand Cru village of Cramant.
"Cramant," says Gimonnet, is "very expressive and round;" Chouilly is similar in style but slightly less concentrated; Cuis is much more "neutral, acid, fresh, aerial:" this north-facing village is the coolest in the Côte des Blancs. These are sappy, crunchy, refreshing champagnes of acupuncturally tonic qualities with lingering, salty purity.
100% Chardonnay: 60% Grand Cru fruit and 40% Premier Cru. Unoaked. 40 months on the lees before disgorgement.
2008 'Millésime de Collection' Blanc de Blancs Brut
"One of the handful of GREAT Blanc de Blancs I ever expect to drink. It’s a reference for both the domain and for the entire Côtes. The serpentine movement of intense complex flavor defines greatness in a young Champagne. Poised on a platform of unyielding stone, its manifold flavors soar off into a high sky. Mineral, balsam, oolong, graphite, pepper, dandelion greens, and more fruits and flowers than will fit in my puny mind. 57% Cramant, 29% Chouilly, 12.5% Cuis and 1.5% Vertus." - Terry Theise +++
2009 L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor
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