Nicolas Maillart


Nicolas Maillart Extra Brut|Extra Brut

Winemaking

Winemaking


Organic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Vanilla

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Mandarin

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Strawberry

What to expect


We love the aromatic nose of white peach, soft summer strawberry, vanilla cream and even a little mandarin juiciness to add to the senses.

At first glance on the palate, evidence of a little oak provides some toasty/brioche-like notes and then we see Williams pear and the subtler star fruit. More than anything, we are thoroughly enjoying the tension in the acid profile amidst the softness of the palate structure from at least 5 years on lees.

Elegance, suppleness and refinement all wrapped up in a very easy drinking extra brut. Take no notice of the dosage and dive in.

Technical details

Truly low dosage at 1 g/l, with 5 years lees ageing and fruit sourced from Villers-aux-Nœuds, Bouzy and Ecueil. Pinot noir is 55% with chardonnay being 45%. Disgorged 07/2017. Organic vineyard practices in place.

$94.99

Club Price $89.30 (?)

Winemaking

Winemaking


Organic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Vanilla

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Mandarin

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Strawberry

What to expect


We love the aromatic nose of white peach, soft summer strawberry, vanilla cream and even a little mandarin juiciness to add to the senses.

At first glance on the palate, evidence of a little oak provides some toasty/brioche-like notes and then we see Williams pear and the subtler star fruit. More than anything, we are thoroughly enjoying the tension in the acid profile amidst the softness of the palate structure from at least 5 years on lees.

Elegance, suppleness and refinement all wrapped up in a very easy drinking extra brut. Take no notice of the dosage and dive in.

Technical details

Truly low dosage at 1 g/l, with 5 years lees ageing and fruit sourced from Villers-aux-Nœuds, Bouzy and Ecueil. Pinot noir is 55% with chardonnay being 45%. Disgorged 07/2017. Organic vineyard practices in place.

About the House

About the House


Food suggestion

When Nicolas Maillart took over his family's estate in 2003,  such as the Platine non-vintage Brut, a blend based heavily on Pinot Noir. It's high percentage of Reserve wine contributes to its complexity, and a portion of oak-fermented wine increases its breadth and dimension." Champagne house Nicolas Maillart began with their ancestors growing vines in 1753 in the neighbouring village of Chamery. Nicolas, who returned in 2003 after completing his studies in engineering and oenology has taken over and is currently the ninth generation of Maillart. He is perpetuating an almost three hundred year-old tradition and maintains the house philosophy of bringing out the full potential of the Champagne terroirs in all their wines. One of the first actions he took was to overhaul the entire operation in both the vineyards and cellars, eliminating chemical pesticides and herbicides, ploughing his vines, and installing a new press and other vinification equipment. Since then, he has been making refined, richly textured Champagnes. Since 2009, the Maillart's committed themselves to a little more respect for the environment by building 130 square meters of photovoltaic panels which offsets their carbon emissions.  Maillart has vines only in the Premier and Grand Cru villages of the Montagne de Reims. The vines are well-established, mostly planted halfway up the hillside an ideally located for producing excellent quality wines. In keeping with the region’s typicity, the vineyards contain a high proportion of Pinot Noir vines (75%) together with Chardonnay, the Pinot Noir providing power and substance to complement the finesse of the Chardonnay.

Food suggestion


Going by the ease of character, surprisingly refreshing yet well-defined structure, I feel this would work well with some Pad Thai with fresh herbs, prawns, peanut, bean shoots and some of those other umami/soy flavours. Hold the chilli and enjoy the simplicity of this.