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Champagne Brut Grand Cru 'V.P.'

by Egly-Ouriet NV

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$230.00

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GTA Locations: Usually delivers within 3-5 business days

All Other Locations: Usually delivers within 1-2 weeks

Producer : Egly-Ouriet

Region : Champagne (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Caviar, Foie gras

Tasting Notes

"The NV (2013) Extra Brut VP (Viellissement Prolongé) is fabulous. Deep and exquisitely layered in the glass, the 2013-base release marries the pedigree of this lateripening base year with reserve wines from 2012 and 2011, resulting in a stark, almost austere expression of Pinots from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay that have been softened gently by eight years on the lees prior to disgorgement. This is a wonderful edition of one of the Egly flagships. Superb."

96 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, May 2022

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 96
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Egly-Ouriet
Region Champagne (France), France (France)
Alcohol 12.5% alc./vol.
Style Sparkling
Vintage N/V
Farming Method Biodynamic, Organic, Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes 30% Chardonnay, 70% Pinot Noir
Food Pairing Caviar, Foie gras
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Sparkling
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $1, 380.00

The Producer

Egly-Ouriet

Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual, unforgettable and highly sought after. This is a “cult” wine for Champagne lovers who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this small family “grower” estate is truly vinous Champagne, striking in their concentration and complexity. There are winemakers who craft fine wine, and then there are artists who redefine their craft. When we witnessed the transition in the 1980s from Michael Egly to his son, Francis, it was clear that Francis wasn’t going to be satisfied with the Champagne status quo. He doesn’t consider his competition to be among the great Champagne houses, but instead among the legendary producers of Burgundy. Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging their wines in barrels for years longer than almost any other Champagne houses, are some of the practices that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly-Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these bottles are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne. A paradox of luxurious generosity and crystalline purity.
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