Egly Ouriet


V.P. Vieillissement Prolongé Grand Cru|Prestige

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic Producer

Foods

Foods


Honey

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Apricot

Ambonnay

Ambonnay

What to expect


The "V.P." stands for Vieillissement Prolongé (prolonged ageing), as the wine spends so long on lees (this release 80 months!) in bottle prior to disgorgement. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, the base wine is 60% from the 2010 vintage with 40% reserve wine. The fruit comes from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay - all great Grand Cru, Pinot Noir vineyards. The extended lees ageing grants such harmony of bubbles and wine, so much length, complexity and texture, that the dosage can be lowered to a bare minimum, and the result is a vinous, pure Champagne. After 7 odd years in the cellar, this Cuvée expresses its full power and elegance.


"The NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru V.P. Viellissement Prolonge is Pinot Noir from Grand Cru vineyards in Bouzy, Ambonnay and Verzenay that spent 80 months on its lees. This is the most intense wine in the Egly-Ouriet line-up. White truffles, roasted nuts, honey and candied apricots are layered beautifully in this creamy, expansive Champagne. Early tertiary notes make this an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Disgorged May, 2017. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026."

Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate  

Technical details: Vinification and élevage in oak casks for the most part, with the dosage being less than 2 grams per litre, making it an extra brut. Oh did we mention it is unfiltered? 

$215.00

Club Price $204.25 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic Producer

Foods

Foods


Honey

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Apricot

What to expect


The "V.P." stands for Vieillissement Prolongé (prolonged ageing), as the wine spends so long on lees (this release 80 months!) in bottle prior to disgorgement. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, the base wine is 60% from the 2010 vintage with 40% reserve wine. The fruit comes from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay - all great Grand Cru, Pinot Noir vineyards. The extended lees ageing grants such harmony of bubbles and wine, so much length, complexity and texture, that the dosage can be lowered to a bare minimum, and the result is a vinous, pure Champagne. After 7 odd years in the cellar, this Cuvée expresses its full power and elegance.


"The NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru V.P. Viellissement Prolonge is Pinot Noir from Grand Cru vineyards in Bouzy, Ambonnay and Verzenay that spent 80 months on its lees. This is the most intense wine in the Egly-Ouriet line-up. White truffles, roasted nuts, honey and candied apricots are layered beautifully in this creamy, expansive Champagne. Early tertiary notes make this an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Disgorged May, 2017. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026."

Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate  

Technical details: Vinification and élevage in oak casks for the most part, with the dosage being less than 2 grams per litre, making it an extra brut. Oh did we mention it is unfiltered? 

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


Rarely would we suggest this however looking at the sheer intensity and power of this wine, we are thinking a Bistecca alla Fiorentina which is made from a particular breed of cow called Chianina would be perfect. Cook this simply with olive oil, salt and rosemary and add some truffled potatoes into the mix. If you're feeling fancy, potato dauphinoise. Pure indulgence.