Egly Ouriet


Egly-Ouriet Tradition Grand Cru |Brut

Egly Ouriet

Egly-Ouriet Tradition Grand Cru

Brut

$199.95

- Cult Grower that focuses on later-ripening, long ageing & biodynamic practices

- Rare wines from the Grand Cru of Ambonnay, powerful and deep

- A multi-Vintage wine similar to Krug Grande Cuvee 

Intense exotic nose with deep red fruit and some spice. There are baked notes of strawberry (indicating well-ripened fruit) with cremé caramel and coconut. The palate comes right into focus with a juicy core of acidity surrounded by poached pear, spice, red apple and hazelnut. Deft use of oak, which presents a roundness in the wine and adds balance, spice and complexity. Vinous & powerful.

Vintages: 2013 (50%), 2012 (20%), 2011 (20%) & 2010 (10%); wild fermented; 50% vinified and aged in oak barrel; aged 52 months on lees; 3–4g/L dosage.

Please note: When ordering this wine, please allow 48 hours to arrange shipment from our supplier. Thank you.

There are few growers in champagne with the attention to detail and unashamed passion for producing wines of distinction.

Egly-Ouriet (pronounced Egg-lee Ou-ri-yay) is based in the grand cru village of Ambonnay, famed for its pinot noir fruit. It is run by the skillful, Francis Egly who practices biodynamic and organic principals in his vineyards which span, Bouzy and Verzenay. Francis makes up a handful of highly talented and terroir-driven producers along with the likes of Anselme Selosse, Larmandier-Bernier and Vouette et Sorbée. These are wines first and he produces deep, powerful and intense styles of champagne. His minimum ageing is around 48-60 months (as declared on his informative back label) for his non-vintage wines, allowing time to express the inner strength and purity. If you’ve never heard of Egly-Ouriet before, you are in for a treat.

“Few producers can equal Francis Egly in skill and experience, and larger houses cannot hope to emulate the cultivation norms…” Michel Bettane, The World's Greatest Wines.

This is a non-vintage cuvee with layers of complexity and oomph. It will enhance many number of dishes but one of our favourite pairings is veal scaloppini with wild mushrooms. Serve with a polenta mash and slices of lightly cooked zucchini.  

About the house

There are few growers in champagne with the attention to detail and unashamed passion for producing wines of distinction.

Egly-Ouriet (pronounced Egg-lee Ou-ri-yay) is based in the grand cru village of Ambonnay, famed for its pinot noir fruit. It is run by the skillful, Francis Egly who practices biodynamic and organic principals in his vineyards which span, Bouzy and Verzenay. Francis makes up a handful of highly talented and terroir-driven producers along with the likes of Anselme Selosse, Larmandier-Bernier and Vouette et Sorbée. These are wines first and he produces deep, powerful and intense styles of champagne. His minimum ageing is around 48-60 months (as declared on his informative back label) for his non-vintage wines, allowing time to express the inner strength and purity. If you’ve never heard of Egly-Ouriet before, you are in for a treat.

“Few producers can equal Francis Egly in skill and experience, and larger houses cannot hope to emulate the cultivation norms…” Michel Bettane, The World's Greatest Wines.

Food Suggestion

This is a non-vintage cuvee with layers of complexity and oomph. It will enhance many number of dishes but one of our favourite pairings is veal scaloppini with wild mushrooms. Serve with a polenta mash and slices of lightly cooked zucchini.  

Winemaking


Aged 5 Years on Lees

Red Fruits


Strawberry

Nut


Hazelnut

Herbs & Spices


Spice