NV Agrapart Grand Cru 'Terroirs' Blanc de Blancs 750ml
Terroirs is produced from only great sites and is 100% Grand Cru. The fruit comes from four villages in the Cote des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Oger and Oiry. The vines average 40 years of age, and Agrapart uses around 40-50% reserve wine. After a natural fermentation, half of the wine is matured in large-format, neutral oak and then spends up to 48 months on lees. Dosage is limited to 5 g/L and disgorgement is carried out by hand. These standards (like the viticulture) are far higher than any Grande Marque prestige cuvee we know of, making this wine an undeniable bargain. Emblematic of the lacy depth and purity that Pascal Agrapart channels into all his wines, it is a wonderfully textured, pulpy and vibrant study of the Cote des Blancs. It is also utterly delicious. This release is a blend of 2014 (40%) with a remarkable 60% reserve wine. "Flat-out stunning..." indeed.