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Champagne Étienne Calsac L'Echappée Belle Blanc de Blancstext

Champagne Étienne Calsac L'Echappée Belle Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne, FranceAfter taking over his grandparents' 2.8 hectares scattered in small plots around Avize, Etienne transitioned to organic viticulture, working the vines by hand, plow and horse. This cuvée is from predominantly premier cru villages in the Grauves, in the Côte des Blancs, from 30+ year old vines, aged on lees for seven months before bottling with 30% reserve wines, followed by 36 months in bottle. It was bottled with a 2 g/L dosage in July 2022. Classic Avize, with its profound yet precise structure. Crisp green and red apple, lemon pith is based on a deep chalky layer, shaped with tight rivets of acidity, and kissed with lightly toasted meringue. There's a lovely tactile quality to this wine, making it alluring and memorable.Tasted: 26 January 2023Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Champagne Étienne CalsacDistributors: Halpern
Grape: Chardonnay