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Egly-Ouriet Extra Brut Grand Cru Millésime '12

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This is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 40-year-old vines in Ambonnay. The wine was aged completely in barrel and there was virtually no dosage (one gram per litre). It is a seductive, layered, yet powerful expression of Ambonnay and, with the Blanc de Noirs, represents one of the very finest wines of the Montagne de Reims Grand Cru area.

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This is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 40-year-old vines in Ambonnay. The wine was aged completely in barrel and there was virtually no dosage (one gram per litre). It is a seductive, layered, yet powerful expression of Ambonnay and, with the Blanc de Noirs, represents one of the very finest wines of the Montagne de Reims Grand Cru area.

While it can be difficult to generalize about vintages in Champagne, there is little doubt that 2012 is one of the greatest years in the region in living memory. When you combine this fact with the quality of the terroir and the standard of viticulture practiced by the Egly family, well, greatness is assured.

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.

70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 40 year old vines in Ambonnay. Vintage 2012, disgorged September 2021. Aged on lees for 98 months.

We think this would pair excellently with rich seafood and fish dishes, such as tuna or salmon. It would equally as well with mild and soft cheeses or pork dishes.