Egly-Ouriet - 2009 - Champagne Grand Cru -750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
Egly's 2009 Brut Grand Cru Millésime is a 100% Ambonnay blend of Pinot Noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%). Fermented in Burgundian barrels for eight months and disgorged in April 2018 with two grams of dosage, this cuvée offers a very fine, bright, pure, finessed and elegant bouquet with some toffee flavors. On the palate, this is a lovely round, rich, intense yet pure, refined and elegant, fresh and fruity 2009. It's not heavy or massive at all and isn't very challenging either. It delivers great drinking pleasure and lots of fruit and iodine flavors to your palate, and these do remain. It's a great and really delicious 2009 vintage Champagne that drinks beautifully today and will continue to do so for at least the next 10 to 15 years.Stephen Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
It was right after the second World War that the Egly House was born, when Francis Egly’s Grandfather started in the wine business. Today, the vineyard covers about 17 hectares, eight of which are located in Ambonnay and the rest in Bouzy, Verzenay and Vrigny. Two thirds are planted of Pinot noir and the rest is shared between Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The soil is clay-limestone and benefits from a south-east exposure. All the work is reasoned farming. Depending on the harvest’s and the wine’s characteristics, Francis Egly, the current owner, varies the barrels in which the wine is going to age. He believes in the importance of letting every terroir express itself, instead of following a steady recipe.
Of the 150,000 bottles produced every year, only 100,000 are sold, and the rest are kept as reserve—today Egly-Ouriet has no less than 700,000 bottles in reserve.
Grapes: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier
Ageing: 84 months