Champagne Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes

2006

100% Grand Cru Chardonnay. The core of the cuvée is made up of three vineyards with very old vines in Cramant and Avize. The first is a parcel of 50 ares in Avize: part of which is 30 years old and part of which is more than century old, planted by the grandfather of the 81-year-old gentleman Patrick purchased the vineyard from in 1989. The second parcel, planted in 1937, is in Cramant and belonged to Patrick’s paternal grandfather. A third parcel is on the border of Cramant and Avize: two of the most assertive terroirs in the Côte des Blancs giving very saline and mineral wines.

 
92 points
"...100% Chardonnay from parcels in Avize and Cramant that range from 30 to 100 years of age. A powerful, savory wine, the 2006 possesses terrific depth and persistence. Lemon confit, dried herbs and wild flowers add shades of nuance. This is an especially austere, clenched style for a year that generally yielded more overt wines."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, July 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB8570-06
Product Line: 
Wine
Sparkling
Sparkling White