Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant, Oger and Chouilly. 2014 base, disgorged Jan 2018. 25% oak fermentation. 5 g/l dosage. For me Terroirs is a big step up from 7 Crus, much closer to the top of the Agrapart portfolio without the slightly crazy prices. A bit of a sweet spot.

This really does hit some of those classic mineral notes of white flowers and chalk, with ripe grapefruit, lemon in brine and complex white orchard fruits. It’s all about carefully-chanelled, nervy energy rather than your super-suave, polished kind of Grande Marque Blanc de Blancs thing. Delicious.

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Date Tasted : 13/12/2019

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