1490 66th Street • Emeryville, CA 94608 • T 510-653-1040 • F 510-653-1050
Domaine Agrapart & Fils, Avize, Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Terroirs
Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru
100% Grand Cru fruit from the villages of Avize, Oger, Cramant & Oiry.
This non-vintage cuvée is produced from wines of two consecutive years and the older of the two is aged in oak barrels for one year before bottling. The wine is then aged on the lees in the bottle for at least 4 years.
Wine Advocate Issue #180: 92 points. The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is creamy-textured Champagne that shows tons of energy and finesse in its ripe apricots, flowers, smoke and minerals. The aromatics emerge with time, rounding out this compelling effort. The style is more generous than in the Mineral, which follows. The Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is 100% 2002 juice from 50-year old vines in the Robarts and Voie d’Epernay vineyards, both of which are in Avize. The wine was fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak, aged 4 years on its lees and bottled with 5 grams of sugar. I can’t think of too many wines on the market that give readers the opportunity to drink grand cru juice from an important vintage at this price point. Simply put, this Champagne is not to be missed. This bottle was disgorged in August 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.