Egly Ouriet, Grand Cru, Vintage, 2007

  Egly Ouriet

Fine notes of mushroom and cream, then fresh lemon, grapefruit and hazelnut lead to a broad, generous, vinous mouthful of champagne. Perhaps a little more baroque than some of the other cuvees, with seductive mouth coating moreish yellow fruit and a broad caressing texture. Vinified entirely in oak casks, with no malolactic fermentation, a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, bottled in 2008, disgorged in 2017 after 9 years sur lie. Dosage: 4 grams per litre.

Contains Sulphites.

About Egly Ouriet

A class act. Top-drawer champagnes with a real cult following. These guys are old hands, one of the original grower champagne producers before anybody even talked about “grower champagnes”. The style is authentic above all, with minimal filtration, and shows off the outstanding terroirs they have in Ambonnay. They are iconoclastic, the most distinctive characteristic of which is their use of extended lees contact and barrel fermentation. The grapes are harvested ripe and dosage is low. These factors really brings out the richness of their Pinot Noirs, a luxury which they are afforded by the natural minerality and acidity they get from their terrific sites. These are outstanding champagnes and not to be missed.

Appellation: Champagne

Champagne is the world's original and most famous region for the production of sparkling wine. A range of styles are produced from the Non-Vintage, through Rose, Vintage and more recently a host of prestige, Vintage luxury cuvees. The three permitted grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Grape Blend: Pinot Noir | Chardonnay

Two of the classic Champagne varieties found in a wide variety of blends particularly in prestige cuvées. The Pinot Noir lends finesse and complexity while the Chardonnay provides freshness and aroma.