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Champagne Pierre Peters Cuvée de Reserve Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru
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Champagne Pierre Peters Cuvée de Reserve Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV

Champagne, FranceThe Pierre Peters Estate, situated in the heart of the Cote des Blancs in the village of Le Mesnil sur Oger, has been producing Grand Cru Champagne since 1919. Rudolphe Peters is currently in charge of the estate. The vines for this wine are nearing 30 years, sourced from mainly from Le Mesnil sur Oger (70 percent), and with supplementing fruit from Oger, Cramant and Avize. 75 percent go through MLF, and all are aged in a series of steel, wood, and concrete, which is mirrored with the reserve wines (40 percent), though those have entered a solera cuvée more than 20 vintages deep. After two years aging in the bottle this was disgorged with an dosage under 7 g/l. As per the Pierre Peters style, this is pure finesse and elegance. The chiseled palate is greyhound sleek, with chalk, lemon, green apple skipping along the lees-lined palate, buoyed by acidity to a lingering, vanilla meringue, lemon pith finish. They always pack so much into so little; impressive.Tasted: 02 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 74.99 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Pierre PetersDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 795187UPC: 10600099002007