R. H. Coutier, Brut Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru


Producer


Vintage

NV

Region

FranceChampagneMontagne de Reims

Appellation

Brut Champagne, Grand Cru

Cuvée

Blanc de Blancs

Varietal

Chardonnay

Farming

Organic conversion

Vinification

Unfined & Unfiltered

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

Note

Limited

This fine Champagne produced from 100% Chardonnay grapes from the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay is definitely a rarity as this village is known almost exclusively for its Pinot Noir based wines.
The golden color with feint hints of green belie the high-toned nature of this fine wine. The nose shows classic apples and white stone fruit blossoms tinged with citrus. A creamy texture with fresh mineral tones and floral notes round out the racy acidity that follow. Very classy stuff…
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Coutier’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is one of the great under the radar gems in Champagne. Brisk and finely cut, the Blanc de Blancs captures a striking juxtaposition of Ambonnay richness and Chardonnay citrus/mineral-driven cut. This edition, based on 2016, with 40% reserve wines, is especially fine. The price? A steal. Dosage is 6.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: February, 2020.
— Antonio Galloni