Egly Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny NV
LAST BOTTLES 100% Pinot Meunier from one of the finest Grower Champagne houses.
“Egly-Ouriet is one of the reference-point growers in Champagne, with a deep selection of wines that offer remarkable transparency to site, vintage and variety. … These are among the most pure, unmanipulated Champagnes readers will come across, and the estate’s new releases are all highly recommended.” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Egly Ouriet has been awarded 3 stars, the highest rating, in Le Classement by La Revue du Vin de France. Le Classement is a ranking of the 1300 best domaines in France and only 56 domaines in France have 3 star status. Only 5 champagne houses have 3 star status including Egly Ouriet together with Krug, Salon, Jacquesson and Selosse.
Vintages: 2014 (50%), 2013 (30%) and 2012 (20%).
100% Pinot Meunier from a single, 40-year-old, south-facing vineyard in Vrigny, a commune located on the Petite Montagne de Reims (very close to Gueux, where Jérôme Prévost is based). Straight Pinot Meunier remains a rarity in Champagne and in Egly’s hands it is something unique. Low yields, old vines and ripe fruit make this one of the most intense, layered and opulent Meunier wines kicking around. Spicy, fruity, fleshy, yet very dry and mineral. Bottled without filtration. Dosage for this bottling is 6 g/L.
“The NV Brut Les Vignes de Vrigny 1er Cru is bright and chiseled, with terrific cut to balance the natural richness of the Meunier. White flowers, mint, orchard fruit and almonds add layers of complexity, but it is the wine’s energy that is especially compelling. This release spent 39 months on its lees and was disgorged in October 2016.” 92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, December 2017
“Egly-Ouriet crafts one of Champagne’s most flattering single-vineyard Pinot Meuniers, faithfully translating every detail of the succulent depth of this grape’s enticing full golden yellow hue and its fleshy Mirabelle plum, red cherry, dried pear and grapefruit character. ” 95 points, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2015-2016
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