Emperor is a fan of the straight Meunier style champagnes. They bring a plethora of delicious fruits that makes for easy drinking and enjoyable food pairing. 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.