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Champagne A. Margaine L'Extra Bruttext

Champagne A. Margaine L'Extra Brut NV

Montagne de Reims, Champagne, FranceArnaud Margaine is 5th generation winegrower in the Montagne de Reims, overseeing their sustainable vineyards. This BdB comes from their home village, 1er Cru Villers-Marmery, and parcels Alouettes, Grands Arbres, Chemin de Verzy. The village is a little island of chalky chardonnay in an abundant sea of Pinot Noir. This was fermented in a 67/33 SS/wood mix, with partial MLF, and approximately 20% reserve wines from the previous year. My bottle spent 2 years sur lattes and was disgorged January 2023, with 3.5 g/L. Tight green apple, bright lemon is braced with a chalk corset that beds the wine, and lingers on the saline finish. Really smart, tight winemaking here. 3350 bottles.Tasted: 12 January 2024Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Champagne A. MargaineDistributors: Halpern
Grape: Chardonnay