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Champagne A. Margaine Le Bruttext

Champagne A. Margaine Le Brut NV

Montagne de Reims, Champagne, FranceArnaud Margaine is 5th generation winegrower in the Montagne de Reims, overseeing their sustainable vineyards. Their home village of Villers-Marmery is a little island of chalky chardonnay in an abundant sea of Pinot Noir. Le Brut blends 93% chard and 7% pinot noir from their home village's clay / limestone soils, and based on 2020 with 50% reserve wines (2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014). The base was partial MLF in a split of 80% stainless and 20% barrel. It was disgorged November 2022 with 7 g/L. The short time sur lattes leaves a nice youthful energy with a tight, taut shimmer that streams red apple, peach skin, lemon blossom, subtle hazelnut along the medium palate, finishing with a snappy lemon twist. Friendly, but not dumbed down, this is a smart champagne for a crowd.Tasted: 14 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Champagne A. MargaineDistributors: Halpern
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir