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Champagne Dhondt-Grellet Les Terres Fines 1er Cru Blanc de Blancstext

Champagne Dhondt-Grellet Les Terres Fines 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

Côte des Blancs, Champagne, FranceIn 1986, Eric Dhondt and Edith Grellet stopped selling their grapes to the big houses and decided to produce their own. Their son, Adrien, around 30 years old, is the winemaker, and responsible for their single village bottling from of Cramant and Cuis. Les Terres Fines grapes come entirely from Cuis, and were fermented in a mix of stainless and casks, with full MLF. This was based on 2018, with 30% perpetual reserve wines dating back to 1986. After 2.5 years sur lattes, this was disgorged December 2021, with 1 g/L. Reflective of the fleshy 2018 vintage, this is showing ample toast, creamy yellow and red apple, and peach notes across a wide, lightly honeyed palate, lined with oxidation. A riper, more showy showing of Cuis.Tasted: 09 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$130.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Champagne Dhondt-GrelletGrape: Chardonnay