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    4 508
  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

Les Chétillons is situated in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger and enjoys an almost perfect aspect. Three parcels of vines, ranging from 40 to 70 years of age, yield the grapes used to make this legendary cuvée. These vines, impacted by the quality of the terroir and our mass selection practices, provide the definitive statement of the particular style of this village, a style which resides in mineral power, incredible purity, and a capacity to age.

Dosage: 4 to 5g/L

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Wine Information

"The grapes composing this cuvée are exclusively issued from three old vines of the beautiful "Terroir" of Chétillons at Le Mesnil in Oger. The minerality of the chalky soil is fully showing in this Chardonnay Cuvee, always with a vintage, only produced during the best years.
Dosage : 4 to 5 g / L

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Vintage 2000

A warm and wet winter was followed by an equally wet spring. First, in May, came the seri- ous heat, which gave a fast owering around June 14. Chlorosis and mold growth were evi- dent. June and August were hot and dry. But if you were like me, and tried to have a July vaca- tion in Champagne that year, you noticed how cold and rainy it was. The weather was almost as bad as at home, with constant rain and local hailstorms. 

 

Everything looked hopeless, but the good weather during harvest saved a decent amount of fresh grapes. Harvest started on my birthday—September 11—and ended in early October. Chardonnay and pinot meunier did better than the delicate pinot noir. The year will become sought after thanks to their magic number. The quality does not look too fancy yet though. The wines are quite light with short lives. However, it is a very enjoyable moment, with its intense exotic aromas of passion fruit and tangerine. I am delighted to recommend some romantic bottles of the successful pink trio William Deutz Rosé, Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé, and Pommery Cuvée Louise Rosé. 

by Richard Juhlin

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Rodolph Peters har tagit över efter sin far, den ständigt leende François. De förfogar över 17,5 hektar, varav 12 hektar ligger i de bästa delarna av Le Mesnil. I flera år ingick druvorna från de gamla stockarna i Les Chétillon i årgångsvinet, men numera görs en Cuvée Spéciale på druvor endast från detta unika läge. Entusiasmen över detta vin världen över är mycket stor innan någon ännu fått möjlighet att smaka en mogen flaska. Hette innan 2000 enbart Cuvée Spéciale numer med tillägget Les Chétillon. Denna Vieilles Vignes-champagne från 70-åriga stockar i Les Chétillon har varje år sedan första årgången (’85) tillhört den yttersta eliten. TASTINGNOTE Mesnils viner tar lång tid på sig att mogna, men champagne från Peters erbjuder redan från början en lättillgänglig fruktighet påminnande om mandarin samt en stor portion söta kola- och nötaromer. Med stigande ålder blir de majestätiska och djupa som brunnar, fyllda av kaffe- och valnötsarom samt en flyktig, vibrerande exotisk fruktighet. Det är fascinerande att se hur konstant detta vin är. 02’an; Lite ung och blyg, men jag anar terroirkaraktären och den blommiga kolaessensen runt hörnet. Redan mer fethet och djup. Vissa flaskor med engelsk mognad redan konstigt nog.
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