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Champagne Augustin Cuvée CXVI Blanc de Blancs Sans Soufretext
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Champagne Augustin Cuvée CXVI Blanc de Blancs Sans Soufre 2014

Champagne, FranceBased in the village of Avenay Val d’Or in the South-East corner of Montagne de Reims, Marc and Emmanuelle Augustin own and biodynamically farm 23.5 acres on two prestigious terroirs: Avenay Val d’Or, Montagne de Reims Premier Cru; and Vertus, Cote des Blancs Premier Cru. Together the couple forms a powerful Champagne duo: Marc is 4th generation vigneron and winemaker, and Emmanuelle's wine lineage spans 5 generations. All of their wines are vintage (even when NV declared). This cuvée is without any sulphur, which is apparent through the oxidative stylings of this richer wine. Sherried pears, red apples, subtle caramel rides the stretched palate, bright with acidity and soils, but feeling tired. Cleaner and fresher than last time I tasted this wine one year ago, but again, a little sulphur would have gone a very long way.Tasted: 31 October 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 129.99 BCLS Producer: Champagne AugustinGrape: ChardonnayCSPC: 098473UPC: 626990405160