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Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Traditiontext

Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition NV

Montagne de Reims, Champagne, FranceOne of the forerunners of the grower champagne movement, Egly-Ourier is based in Ambonnay, with 4th generation Francis Egly farming their old vines organically and biodynamically. Brut Tradition (newer labels just say Brut) blends 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, predominantly from Ambonnay with the rest coming from Grand Crus Verzenay and Bouzy. Roughly half is reserve wines, and all was native fermented and aged in barrel (10% new) with no MLF, and it went into bottle unfined and unfiltered. This spent 48 months on lees prior to disgorge with 1 g/L. Pouring a golden hue, this powerful champagne is centred on deep chalk, with savoury lees, strident lemon pith and peel, and wafts of iodine woven throughout. Quite profound, this is a contemplative and uncompromising Champagne.Tasted: 09 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Champagne Egly-OurietDistributors: Burgundy Direct
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay