Agrapart Terroirs Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut MV

$87.00

750ml

93 pts. Vinous

9 in stock

SKU: 1392461100000750 Categories: , , , ,

Description

100% Chardonnay. The Champagne house of Agrapart et Fils is located in the celebrated village of Avize in the heart of the Côte de Blancs. The estate was established in 1894, yet unlike many of the smaller grower Champagne houses that have only begun to estate bottle under their own labels in recent decades, the Agrapart family has done so since the inception of the domaine. Pascal Agrapart, who shares ownership with his brother Fabrice, is the quiet force behind this esteemed property. While Agrapart wines have long had somewhat of an underground following, in recent years, Pascal has gained an international reputation and today he is looked up to and revered by some of the region’s rising stars as sort of a professor emeritus of the region, who blazed the trail of quality and helped to set the stage for Champagne’s cutting edge revolution. Amboise Agrapart, Pascal’s oldest son, recently joined his father at the domaine. Together they manage nine and a half hectares of predominantly Chardonnay vineyards, the vast majority of which are Grand Cru, in the heart of the Côte de Blancs. To ensure the highest possible quality, production has always been kept at an artisanal level, with quantities of no more than 5,400 cases produced in any given year. Vine age is among the oldest in the Côte de Blancs, with many of the Agrapart’s vineyards in excess of seventy years of age. Pascal then makes three vintage-dated Parcellaires cuvées from what he considers the three main terroirs of Avize: up-slope, downslope, and the middle or “crux” of the two. Pascal explains that the entire village of Avize is dominated by a subsoil of chalky limestone, and this ‘mother rock’ is covered with varying amounts of clay. Their Terroirs bottling is a non-vintage blend of têtes de cuvée from terroirs in Avize, Oger, Cramant and Oiry.  A fine, elegant, yet powerful Champagne…dare we say a “poor mans’s Clos de Mesnil”? We do dare say it. 

Tasting Notes
The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Terroirs Grand Cru is bright, punchy and full of the tension that is such an Agrapart signature. Grapefruit, mint, white pepper and crushed rocks all lend quite a bit of brilliance to this striking, sculpted Champagne. The balance and purity here is unreal, especially at this price point. The Terroirs is the hidden gem in the Agrapart range this year. Don't miss it.
- Antonio Galloni

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

MV

Producer

Agrapart

Country

France

Area

Champagne

Varietal

Champagne Blend

Style

Sparkling