Champagne Agrapart Terroirs Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru N/V

17,99000

Agraparts’ NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Terroirs  is – as usual for this cuvee – sourced roughly half-each from two vintages (here, complementary 2009 and 2008); grown entirely in Avize, Cramant, Oger and Oiry; vinified roughly one-quarter in demi-muid; and aged one year longer sur latte than their “7 Crus.” Effusively sweet and musky floral perfume suggesting heliotrope, narcissus, and lily-of-the-valley along with sourdough-like, pungent yeastiness and malted grain are allied in the nose to intimations of chalk dust, sea breeze and white peach. Lusciously juicy, fresh white peach and grapefruit are threaded on the polished palate with piquant peach kernel, pungent suggestions of sprouting grains, chalk, and salt. The sense of tension and vivacity here managing to harmonize with textural richness and caress is quite remarkable, especially considering that we’re only on the second rung of Agrapart’s portfolio. The finish engages imagination, salivary glands, and olfactors in equally strong measure, a suggestion of chewing peach fuzz and germinating sprouts compounding the sheer invigoration conveyed by this sensational value. (And bear in mind that this tasting note was made from a bottle that had only been disgorged a week before!) Plan to follow it for at least 4-5 years.

Parker Points : 94

Wine Advocate – 30th Nov 2013

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SKU: 71 Category: Product ID: 553

Description

• Founded in 1894, this has become one of the finest grower estates in the Cote des Blancs under its current proprietor, Pascal Agrapart, who has been making wines since 1984.
• Pascal Agrapart is one of the Cote de Blanc’s finest Vignerons producing chiseled but powerful wines from his organically farmed vineyards. Old vines, ripe grapes, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with ambient microflora and elevage of vins clairs in tank and seasoned demi-muids are the rudiments of his approach.
• Agrapart is one of the so-called, Artisanal Grower Champagne’s, who make the wine all the way from the vineyard to the bottle, with great emphasis on the viticultural aspect, much like Top, Domain Burguney. A small group of these producers make the most distinctive, charactersome wines of the region.
• The formidable Extra Brut Blancs de Blancs Terroirs Grand Cru is a wine derived from the villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger and Oiry.

Additional information

Country

France

Region, Sub Region

Champagne

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay

Wine Style

Light bodied

Alcohol %

12.0%

Vintage

N/V

Closure

Sparkling Cork

Serving Temp.

10°C

Size

750ml

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