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Champagne Benoit Marguet Shaman 17 Blanc Grand Cru Brut Naturetext
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Champagne Benoit Marguet Shaman 17 Blanc Grand Cru Brut Nature NV

Champagne, FranceBenoit Marguet took over his family's vineyards in 2009, converting the 10 hectares in Ambonnay to Demeter certified biodynamics (2 hectares of which are sold to Krug). The natural wines are native fermented, with no added sulphites, and vinified by plot in wooden vats, with extended elevage in small older barrels. The 17 in the name refers to the base year 2017, to which 15% of reserve wines were added. The c├ępage is 69% pinot noir, 31% chardonnay from older Grand Cru vineyards in Ambonnay. This saw zero dosage. The lack of sulphur is immediately evident, with searing yellow apple, green apple, dough ruling this oxidative wine, with wafts of smoky ash across a deep chalky, sherried base, trailing with a humming stoniness. Certainly powerful and intense, if you're after the oxidative character, here you go.Tasted: 03 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 80.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Benoit MarguetDistributors: Cru & Terroir
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 480398