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Champagne Telmont Réserve Bruttext

Champagne Telmont Réserve Brut NV

Champagne, FranceYou may have heard of Champagne Telmont because of its star power ownership in Leonardo Dicaprio. They have an ambitious target to convert all of their Telmont Estate vineyards plus those of their contract winegrowers to organic agriculture by 2031 (compared to the current 49% currently certified or in conversion). This Brut is 53% meunier, 31% chardonnay, and 16% pinot noir, and based on 2018 (65%) with the rest reserves from 2017 and back. The fruit is based on Damery, with the remainder sourced from Fontette, Songy, Avize, Saudoy, Cumières, Nogent l'Abesse, Vertus, Vinay, Chaumuzy, Boursault, Epernay, Fontaine Denis, and Meurville. It was fermented in stainless, with full MLF, and this bottle was disgorged in 2022 after 3 years in cellars. Rich and toasty, with generous brioche, lemon, perfumed green apple and light meringue across a chalky base, this is a polished, safe, and seamless champagne, much like its movie star allure.Tasted: 10 October 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
France$70.00750mlFrance (euros)
Producer: Champagne TelmontBlend: Pinot Meunier - Chardonnay - Pinot Noir