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Champagne Stéphane Regnault Chromatique Blanc de Blancs Grand Crutext

Champagne Stéphane Regnault Chromatique Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

Côte des Blancs, Champagne, FranceAfter working as a sommelier in London and an aerospace engineer in Paris, Stéphane Regnault returned to his family's Côte des Blancs domaine in 2007 and converted farming to organics with biodynamic practices. The domaine includes four hectares of Chardonnay divided equally between the legendary chalk terroirs of the Grand Cru villages Oger and Le Mesnil. The majority of the vines are between 40 and 60 years old. A passionate jazz saxophone player, he has named his three single-vineyard cuvées after a different jazz mode that each wine reminds him of. Chromatique is his NV blend, utilizing a little of every parcel he has in the cellar. The chromatic scale in music is the one which uses all the available notes, thus an appropriate name for this cuvée. Based on 2018, with 24% reserve wines, this was fermented in 62% stainless, and 38% barrel, with full MLF. It was disgorged in November 2021 with 3.5 g/L. Deep chalk beds this classic Côtes de Blancs, with crunchy green apple, crisp lemon, and kisses of meringue and oxidation wafting throughout. Tasting very complete at this point, and primed for enjoying now.Tasted: 09 April 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$85.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Champagne Stéphane RegnaultDistributors: Kava Selection
Grape: Chardonnay