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Champagne Chavost Blanc de Chardonnaytext

Champagne Chavost Blanc de Chardonnay 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 opens with an oxidative swing, before moving into lemon, red apple, marshmallow, with a riffing lemon pith acidity and light toast. Somewhat disjointed and rustic, though has a lovely pure lemony acidity that drives through the finish.Tasted: 11 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: France 42.00 France (EUR) Producer: Champagne ChavostGrape: Chardonnay