Egly Ouriet


Egly Ouriet Grand Cru Rosé|Brut Rosé|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic Producer

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Florals

Florals


Rosehip

Ambonnay

Ambonnay

What to expect


Rumbling power with delicate finesse, this is a rosé of medium-salmon hue, bursting with the exuberance and beguiling transparency of Ambonnay pinot noir. Sensational perfume of rose hip, red cherry and mixed spice heralds a rosé that sings with the magnificent red-fruits purity of the village, to a thundering undercurrent of grand complexity of dark fruit cake and spice. Yet at every instant it is light, refreshing and breathtakingly energetic. Francis Egly’s genius is on grand display here in achieving acidity so lively and so focused and yet, at the same time, ripe, full and enticing. All the more profound in the traumatic 2011 season. Chalk minerality underscores every magnificent moment.

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

Technical details: This is 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay with 5% Red wine from Ambonnay. 48 months on lees and only 2 g/l dosage

$234.00

Club Price $222.30 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic Producer

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Red Cherry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Florals

Florals


Rosehip

What to expect


Rumbling power with delicate finesse, this is a rosé of medium-salmon hue, bursting with the exuberance and beguiling transparency of Ambonnay pinot noir. Sensational perfume of rose hip, red cherry and mixed spice heralds a rosé that sings with the magnificent red-fruits purity of the village, to a thundering undercurrent of grand complexity of dark fruit cake and spice. Yet at every instant it is light, refreshing and breathtakingly energetic. Francis Egly’s genius is on grand display here in achieving acidity so lively and so focused and yet, at the same time, ripe, full and enticing. All the more profound in the traumatic 2011 season. Chalk minerality underscores every magnificent moment.

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

Technical details: This is 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay with 5% Red wine from Ambonnay. 48 months on lees and only 2 g/l dosage

About the house

About the house


Food Suggestion

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


Given the breadth, fruit intensity and purity of the acid line, asian flavours would tie in nicely, either with some fragrant spices (not hot) and Sushi. Other pairings would be a classic Prawn Cocktail (Heston has a great recipe) or a Lobster Roll with Kewpie mayonnaise. Finally, a Gravadlax style Salmon cured with dill would pick up those herbal and red berry elements with ease.