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    20min
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  • Food Pairing

    Sautéed turbot & Grilled lobster

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The Story

Blend: 100% Chardonnay from three successive vintages from three Grand Cru villages – Avize (mostly), Cramant and Oger.

Vineyard exposures: On higher slopes (15+% gradient]

Soil: Shallow clayey top soil on a chalky bedrock

Vinification: 6-7 years on lees

Dosage: 0-1.3 grams 

The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru V.O. (Version Originale) is a massive wine boasting superb concentration and a level of textural richness that is unprecedented in Champagne. Here the fruit coats every inch of the palate in a stunning, virtuosic expression of ripe fruit. Smoke, minerals and incense add a visceral, exotic dimension to the wine that is impossible to resist. Version Originale is Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant and Oger, vintages 2002, 2001 and 2000. In a word: awesome Disgorged: November 5, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. – Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate 95p

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Clear

ending

Long and Extensive

nose

Intense, Complex and Rich

taste

High in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Well-structured, Complex, Youthful and Dry

Verdict

Impressive and Excellent

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle and in an perfect condition. Colour is and looking clear and bright. On the nose it is intense, complex and rich. The taste is and dry, and high in acidity, with perfectly balanced, complex, well-structured structure, developing and youthful. The finish is long and extensive. This wine is excellent and impressive. I paid around 50-100€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and a good invest wine.
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Information

Origin

Avize, Champagne

Drinking temperature

7-9C

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Contraste

Exquise

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Le Bout du Clos

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Le Côte Faron Grand Cru Aÿ

Les Carelles Grand Cru Le Mesnil

Millésimé

Ratafia 'Il Etait Une Fois'

Rosé

Sous Le Mont Grand Cru Mareuil-sur-Aÿ

Substance

Version Initial

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