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Egly-Ouriet Extra Brut Grand Cru

Champagne - Extra brut - Grand Cru - Egly-Ouriet

The Champagne Grand Cru, icon of the Egly-Ouriet House.

$88.48
Bottle 0.75L
In stock

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Data sheets
Grape varieties
Pinot Noir 70%
Chardonnay 30%
Producer
Egly-Ouriet

Egly-Ouriet

It was after the Sec Second World War that the Maison Egly was born when Francis Egly's grandfather started in the wine business with 3 hectares of vines in Grand Cru Ambonnay. By purchase, the descendants Michel and then Francis by marriage to Madame Ouriet will acquire 9 more hectares, including the magnificent parcel of Crayères where the vines are over sixty years old

All in all, the vineyard whose average age of the vines is 40 years covers about ten hectares on the Grands Crus Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay with 2 thirds pinot noir and the rest shared between pinot meunier and chardonnay. The soils are clay-limestone, as in all the remarkable great growths in France and are exposed south-southeast. Everything is in reasoned culture.

Depending on the characteristics of the harvest and the wine, Francis Egly, the current owner varies the proportion of 1 to 5 year old barrels since 1995 in which the wine will age in varying proportions in order to let each terroir express itself rather than follow an invariant recipe. There is no malolactic fermentation since 1999 in order to preserve the freshness of the wine and the disgorgement dates are mentioned on the back labels.

In contrast to Champagne, which sells its bottles younger and younger, Francis Egly, following in the footsteps of his father Michel, is patiently building a treasure trove that allows him to market his Bruts after four years of aging, and his Millésimés beyond six years. Very low production of around 100,000 bottles depending on the year.

Critics Egly-Ouriet Extra Brut Grand Cru.

Wine Spectator
93/100
Falstaff
94/100
Vinum Wine Magazine
17.5/20
Wine.ch - A. Van Velsen
93/100

Description Egly-Ouriet Extra Brut Grand Cru.

It is a grand cru with a majority of Pinot Noir aged on lees for almost a year allowing the wine to clarify slowly.

A dress with bright bubbles.

On the nose: a passion fruit attack followed by some superb citrus touches.

In mouth: very long caudalies.

With iodine flavored starters, raw or cooked (shellfish, mussels, clams), seafood (whelks, shrimps, oysters), cold and hot shellfish (lobster, crayfish), raw and marinated fish and/or carpaccio.

Perfect with sole, sea bass, St. Pierre, cod, salmon, Arctic char, trout or white meat (poultry, veal, sweetbreads).

Will also go very well with desserts based on dried fruits, hazelnuts, nuts.

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