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Champagne Chavost Blanc d'Assemblage Brut Naturetext
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Champagne Chavost Blanc d'Assemblage Brut Nature NV

Champagne, FranceFounded in 1946, the Chavost Co-op is located in the south hillsides of Epernay, Coteaux Sud, which began with 20 members. Chavost is the ancestral name of the village, which formerly was located between the Saint-Martin Church and the Mount Felix hill, upon which a castle was established. Today more than 100 vigneron contribute 70 hectares into the co-op. This project is from 5 hectares of vineyards, in the process of organic conversion. This is one of the wines in their no-added sulphites range. All wines are from a single vintage, with 18-20 months on lees (therefore, unable to be classified as vintage Champagne, under the appellation rules). This is a blend of 47% Chardonnay, 47% Pinot Meunier, and 6% Pinot Noir, fermented in stainless with no additions or deletions, including disgorgement. Fragrant with white and pink flowers, yellow apple, lemon, and a kiss of caramel oxidation peeking through the meringue and lemon palate. The finish tightens again with a riff of lemony acidity, but this is lacking energy.Tasted: 11 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: France 39.95 France (EUR) Producer: Champagne ChavostBlend: Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier - Pinot Noir