Champagne Agrapart - Mineral - Blanc de Blancs - Grand Cru - Extra Brut - 2014 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Disgorged with three grams per liter dosage, the Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut Minéral is showing brilliantly, bursting from the glass with aromas of ripe citrus fruit, warm bread, green apples and crushed chalk. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, chiseled and incisive, with a tensile, chalky core that displays considerable concentration and structuring dry extract, as well as a racy spine of acidity. This comes warmly recommended. ”William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Founded in 1894, Champagne Agrapart has become one of the finest grower estates in the Cote des Blancs. The current owner, Pascal Agrapart, has been making wines there since 1984. The 12 hectares of vines that make up the estate lie largely in the Grand Cru villages of Avize, Cramant, Oiry, and Oger. Pascal Agrapart works according to natural rhythms and sensibilities, without any chemical pesticides or herbicides. He always ferments his wines with indigenous yeasts, which he feels is crucial to the expression of terroir, and a portion of the wines are aged in old, 600-liter oak casks. The organic life of the soil assures the health and productivity of the vineyard.
This cuvee comes from a single vineyard of 60 acres in Avize (Fausse aux Pourceaux). This vineyard has solemnly been worked by men and horses. Venus is the single vineyard emblem.
From : France , Champagne , Côte des Blancs, Avize
Color : White
Maturity : Early
Type : Sparkling