Egly-Ouriet - NV Brut Les Prémices

NV Brut Les Prémices

Variety
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Region
Champagne, France
Volume
750ml

One for Egly collectors, this is the first new cuvee from the producer in twenty years. Les Prémices is an equal blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier from vines rooted in clay, sand and sandstone, over chalk bedrock. Old vines and low yields; hand-harvesting of fully ripe fruit; no inoculation; long lees aging; no fining or filtration and low dosage. One difference here is that the wine was fermented and aged exclusively in tank. The wine spent 36 months on lees and was disgorge...Read More...

One for Egly collectors, this is the first new cuvee from the producer in twenty years. Les Prémices is an equal blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier from vines rooted in clay, sand and sandstone, over chalk bedrock. Old vines and low yields; hand-harvesting of fully ripe fruit; no inoculation; long lees aging; no fining or filtration and low dosage. One difference here is that the wine was fermented and aged exclusively in tank. The wine spent 36 months on lees and was disgorged with two grams per litre in July 2020. Rich, expressive and with a texture that would be hopeless to describe, this is as good as it gets when it comes to Champagne. A veritable superstar when it comes to the history of grower Champagne’s resurgence in the last few decades. Egly, Selosse, Agrapart...these are the names we need to learn off by heart, and drink when we can! 

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