Egly Ouriet


Egly-Ouriet Vignes de Vrigny Premier Cru Champagne |Blanc de Noirs

Egly Ouriet

Egly-Ouriet Vignes de Vrigny Premier Cru Champagne

Blanc de Noirs

$169.00

- 100% Pinot Meunier Champagne

- Iconic grower champagne focusing on later-ripening & biodynamic practices

- From a single 40-year-old, south-facing vineyard in Vrigny

Emperor is fan of the straight Meunier style champagnes. They bring a plethora of delicious fruits that makes for easy drinking and perfect to pair with food!

Francis Egly makes a rare 100% Old-vine Meunier from a small commune in the Petite Montagne de Reims called Vrigny which has been acknowledged Premier Cru status since 2003.

Egly's vineyard is a terrific southeast-facing, chalky hillside that produces low yields. Add to this, his late harvesting method and the result is an intense, vinous champagne filled with yellow stone fruit, lemon peel with a delicate, creamy and bone dry, slightly herbal finish.

Technical details: Vintages: 2013 (50%), 2012 (30%) & 2011, (20%). Bottled without fining nor filtration. Dosage is a very low 4g/l. Disgorged July 2017. 36 months on lees. 

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.

The latest rendition of Egly's NV Brut Premier Cru Les Vignes de Vrigny was disgorged in July 2019 with two grams per liter dosage after 36 months on the lees. Offering up a lovely bouquet of golden orchard fruit, dried white flowers, rock salt and a subtle touch of praline, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly fleshy and incisive, with a deep core of racy but mature fruit, a pinpoint mousse and a penetrating finish. From a parcel of 50-year-old vines in Vrigny inherited by Francis Egly's wife, this is a beautifully elegant wine that makes for a fine introduction to the house style.
92 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (May 2020)

Egly-Ouriet crafts one of Champagne’s most flattering single-vineyard Pinot Meuniers, faithfully translating every detail of the succulent depth of this grape’s enticing full golden yellow hue and its fleshy Mirabelle plum, red cherry, dried pear and grapefruit character.
95 points
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2015-2016

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.

Reviews

The latest rendition of Egly's NV Brut Premier Cru Les Vignes de Vrigny was disgorged in July 2019 with two grams per liter dosage after 36 months on the lees. Offering up a lovely bouquet of golden orchard fruit, dried white flowers, rock salt and a subtle touch of praline, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly fleshy and incisive, with a deep core of racy but mature fruit, a pinpoint mousse and a penetrating finish. From a parcel of 50-year-old vines in Vrigny inherited by Francis Egly's wife, this is a beautifully elegant wine that makes for a fine introduction to the house style.
92 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (May 2020)

Egly-Ouriet crafts one of Champagne’s most flattering single-vineyard Pinot Meuniers, faithfully translating every detail of the succulent depth of this grape’s enticing full golden yellow hue and its fleshy Mirabelle plum, red cherry, dried pear and grapefruit character.
95 points
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2015-2016

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Winemaking


Biodynamic Biodynamic Producer

Tropical Fruit


Yellow Fruit