Champagne "Partition" 7 Parcelles Extra Brut

2013

Partition is Jean-Marc’s creation: seven barrels from seven vineyard sites, always the same sites each year. Chardonnay comes from Les Frileux in Epernay, Maque-Bouteille in Dizy, La Justice in Vertus, Basses Ronces in Mardeuil, and Les Porgeons in Pierry; Les Gouttes d’Or and Les Gayères in Pierry give Meunier and Pinot Noir respectively. Fermented and aged in barrel (no new oak). Aged on the fine lees in bottle for 4-5 years before release. 

 
94 points
"Disgorged in March 2019 with two grams per liter dosage, the Chardonnay-based 2013 Extra-Brut Partition is a blend of seven barrels, each derived from a different lieu-dit, from four different communes. It opens in the glass with an incipiently complex bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, green mango, fresh pastry and white flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, tight-knit and chiseled palate that's concentrated and vinous but youthfully austere, with uncompromisingly bracing acids despite evident fruit maturity—an impression surely emphasized by its recent disgorgement, as the wine unwinds very promisingly when followed over several days. The finish is saline and penetrating. While this is sufficiently dry and tangy that it will mostly appeal to unabashed acid-lovers, it's a beautifully rendered cuvée from Sélèque. "
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, April 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB7315-13
Product Line: 
Wine
Sparkling
Sparkling White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Farming Type: 
Organic