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Champagne Marc Hébrart Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Bruttext

Champagne Marc Hébrart Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

Champagne, FranceJean-Paul Hébrart took over Marc Hébrart from his father in 1997. His father had been producing estate bottled wines since 1964 and joined the Club Trésors (Special Club) in 1985. Jean-Paul has slowly risen to become one of the star grower estates in the Marne, including privileged holdings in Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, and Dizy in the Grande Vallée as well as Avize, Oiry and Chouilly in the Côte, plus recently acquired vineyards in Louvois in the Montagne. Jean-Paul harvests, presses and vinifies each of his over 85 plots separately, blending sites to make harmonious wines which reflect the personality of the grower as well as the terroir. This 1er Cru BdB comes from Oiry GC, Chouilly CG, and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ 1er Cru (his home village). It was fermented in stainless with MLF, and spent more than 24 months sur latte. This bottle was disgorged in September 2022. Creamy red and green apple is lit with lemon peel and pear blossom, with a cushy dosage (7g/L ish?) easing this out on the meringue-kissed finish. A gentle and approachable BdB which hits above its 1er Cru weight. If the dosage were to drop, this would sing.Tasted: 15 October 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$90.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Champagne Marc HebrartDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Grape: Chardonnay