Conversation, Brut, Grand Cru, NV

  J L Vergnon

£135.00 for 6x75cl
10 cs
£150.00 for 3x150cl
10 cs
Conversation, Brut, Grand Cru

A Champagne of racy, pure fruit and a sense of tonic energy that screams Cote des Blancs with every sip. Mineral, crisp citrus and salt notes are buffeted by a fine mousse and sense of nerve and tension. But for all this, there’s great balance here, the sensitive use of dosage just the right level to make for compelling and highly refreshing drinking. Composed of 80% 2013 vintage and 20% reserve wines which are held in wooden fudres.

Contains Sulphites.

About J L Vergnon

JL Vergnon is a family estate with over 20 hectares of vines, primarily situated in the Grand Cru villages of Mesnil, Oger and Avize. The family have been exploiting these hallowed slopes for over 200 years but today the young Clément Vergnon runs the estate aided by the aptly named oenologist Julian Goût. Farming is done sustainably, which is to say without herbicides and with the absolute minimum of treatments needed to maintain vine health. Yields are kept low. Pressing is done in a traditional, vertical press, while vinification takes place in a mixture of steel and oak. Malo-lactic fermentations are avoided, all the better to maintain freshness, while ageing takes place for no less than 3 years before disgorgement.

The house style is very much in keeping with what we look for from great Côte de Blancs Champagnes– noble, pure and mineral driven Chardonnay with great tension, salinity and nerve. Their Brut cuvée Conversation, composed of fruit from Mesnil, Oger and Avize, delivers the domaine style at a very reasonable price, particularly given the provenance of the fruit, with remarkable purity and a very fine structure. Those who love the racy detail of Champagne’s purest chardonnays should find much to admire here.

Justerini & Brooks are only distributing Champagne JL Vergnon in UK

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 Type: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most widely-grown and versatile of all white grape varieties. As a relatively neutral grape, it offers a near transparent map of winemaking style, climate and terroir. It is the ideal grape variety for Burgundy, where it serves to mirror the complex nuances of the myriad of terroirs found in this hallowed land. Chardonnay produces a variety of wines from the minerally and unoaked styles found in Chablis, the fatter nuttier examples in Meursault, to the tropical fruit-driven versions found in the New World. It is also the major grape variety in Champagne, where it produces lively floral wines, namely in the Côte de Blancs. It can be found throughout Europe and the New World thanks to its versatility. As a non-aromatic variety, it has an affinity with oak, whether new or used, French or American.