Champagne Tellier, 2017 Cramant, Grand Cru, Blanc de Blancs Champagne, Extra Brut



Vintage

2017

Region

FranceChampagneCoteaux Sud d'Épernay

Appellation

Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Cuvée

Cramant, Grand Cru

Varietal

Chardonnay

Farming

Non-Certified Organically Grown Grapes, Vegan

Vinification

Aged in bottle before release, Barrel Aged, Barrel Fermented, Bio-Dynamic farming techniques, Direct pressed whole clusters, Dry Farmed, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Méthode Champenoise, Non-certified organically grown grapes, Partial malolactic fermentation, Unfined & Unfiltered

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone

100% Chardonnay
Dosage 3g/L.
Disgorged January 2023.
Produced from vineyards in the village of Cramant, a Grand Cru village in the Côte des Blancs.
Terroir consists of a few cm clay covering a solid, but permeable 100% chalky limestone bedrock.
With pale yellow hue with subtle green tinges, this wine displays a very fine persistent bead.
The first nose is addictive, offering an open bouquet of pear, jasmine, lemongrass and biscuit, which herald both the freshness and the complexity of the wine. Upon aeration, the “smoky/wooden” base notes stand out more clearly, accompanied by luscious exotic aromas (mango and vanilla), roasted hazelnuts, a gentle mineral/iodine whiff and delicate roast aromatics.
The attack is wide and pleasant, and the palate offers a delicious, well-structured and mellow texture. Thickness and energy infuse the wine, while the effervescence and the dosage are perfectly blended into this expressive body, endowed with a lovely grain, a texture akin to linen. Once again, the palate reveals aromas of grapefruit, vanilla and pear. The second part of the tasting is mainly driven by the qualitative and extremely palatable acidity.