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Egly-Ouriet Les Prémices

Champagne - Extra brut - Egly-Ouriet

Assembled from a base of 2019 harvests, disgorgement date: July 2023.

$58.60
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Data sheets
Grape varieties
Chardonnay 34%
Pinot Noir 33%
Pinot Meunier 33%
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.

Description Egly-Ouriet Les Prémices.

Elaborated from a blend of 1/3 of the 3 Champagne grape varieties, the vineyards are located on the Massif de Saint Thierry more exactly in the village of Trigny.at just 2 grams, "Les Prémices" offers a less vinous style than the house's other cuvées. 

Elegant, lively and taut, "Les Prémices" has a fresh, mineral nose, with an elegant floral presence. On the palate, with an extremely fine bubble, reveals a creamy structure. Fruity and mineral notes mingle to bring a beautiful length on the palate. 

A vibrant introduction to the house Egly-Ouriet.  

This cuvée will be particularly appreciated with iodized dishes such as scallop carpaccio or sea urchin Jiaozi ravioli.  

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