Egly Ouriet, Viellisement Prolonge, Grand Cru, Extra Brut, NV

  Egly Ouriet

Showing all of the intensely savoury, fresh bread and biscuit notes you’d expect from such extended ageing sur lie, alongside clear fruit suggestions of raspberry and salty crisp yellow peach. On the palate the sheer breadth and scale is impressive, with a seemingly greater lift and finesse than last year’s release. Nervy and long with no shortage of pure chalk minerality on the finish, layered with complex fresh mushroom and citrus notes. A brilliant wine, complex and pure, once again up there with the very best non-vintage cuvees the region has to offer. A blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, entirely vinified and aged in wooden barrels, this year’s release a blend of equal parts 2007, 2008 and 2009. Disgorged in May 2017 after a full 7 years sur lie. Dosage: 2 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 | Pinot Meunier

The classic Champagne blend. Chardonnay lends freshness and aroma to the wine, Pinot Noir finesse and complexity, while Pinot Meunier provides the fleshy fruit and backbone.