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Emmanuel Brochet Le Monte Benoit Extra Brut
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Emmanuel Brochet Le Monte Benoit Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceFrom a small plot of organically-farmed land called 'Le Mont Benoit' in the village of Villers-aux-Noeuds and on the Vallee de la Marne's calcareous limestone soils, this was based on the 2015 vintage, with 20 percent reserve wines, and a blend of 35 percent pinot meunier, 35 percent pinot noir, and 30 percent chardonnay. Vinified and aged 11 months in wood sur lie, this then spent 24 months on the lees before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Though light on its feet, this makes a big impact, with lemongrass, anise, lemon peel, fine salts on a nervy, energetic palate with a deep lemony chalk base. Savoury minerality rules this wine, as it does all of Brochet's wines.Tasted: 10 March 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: France 50.00 France Producer: Champagne Emmanuelle BrochetBlend: Pinot Meunier - Pinot Noir - Chardonnay