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Champagne Varnier-Fanniere Cuvée St. Denis Brut Grand Crutext

Champagne Varnier-Fanniere Cuvée St. Denis Brut Grand Cru NV

Champagne, FranceThis grower makes only 3000 cases each year, all from their 4 ha of Grand Cru vineyards in the heart of Côtes des Blancs. Cuvée St. Denis is entirely chardonnay from Avize, and 70 percent of which is Clos du Grand Père, a 75-year old vineyard, topped with 30 percent Pierre Vaudon, a 50-year-old parcel. Fermented in stainless steel, it goes through full malolactic fermentation and it rests on its lees for 48 months. Oxidative up front, with a palate blanketed with full cream and topped with pastry, marshmallow, baked apple, roasted nuts and light sweet smoke on the lengthy, minerally finish. Striking and unique.Tasted: 09 December 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$86.99750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne Varnier-FanniereDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 180968UPC: 3354758000025