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Champagne Guillaume Sergent Le Chemin des Chappestext
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Champagne Guillaume Sergent Le Chemin des Chappes NV

Champagne, FranceSergent’s family has been growing vines in the area around Vrigny since at least the mid-nineteenth century, and Guillaume, a trained oenologist, took over the family estate in 2008, dividing it with his brother (who sells his grapes to Moët & Chandon). He organically and biodynamically (sans-certification) farms a total of just 1.5ha, spread over eight parcels in the villages of Vrigny and Coulommes, on primarily sandy soils, with outcrops of limestone and chalk. This cuvée of equal parts pinot noir and pinot meunier comes from vines planted by selection massale in 1972 and 1982 in Vrigny. It was disgorged in July of 2020 with 1 g/L. Quite profound, with layers of cherry, raspberry, over a meringue dense mid, imbued with stones, yet taut with a lattice of acidity. This has all the structure and all the fruit and all the acidity with none of the flab. An impressively drinkable and versatile Blanc de Noirs.Tasted: 23 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 85.00 consignment Producer: Champagne Guillaume SergentBlend: Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier