Nicolas Maillart Jolivettes Grand Cru 2015
- Rich, complex
This Champagne Grand Cru marvel has got celebration written all over it. But not some awkward tea party for your mate’s toddler’s third birthday. This is for fist-pumping, jump-up-and-down, “We finally did it!” kind of celebration. Champagne this good is best paired with tears-in-the-eyes joy.
It’s 100% pinot noir, so it’s a robust style. It’s extremely well made, from two vineyards in the Bouzy Grand Cru with 8 months on lees in oak, though in spite of the richness, it’s imbued with staggering depth and nuance. Plus, it’ll age spectacularly for many years (the producer suggests more than 30), so you can stock up now for whenever the day to pop the cork rolls around. We’re excited for you, mofo.
“The firms new flagship from a fine vineyard in Bouzy grand cru. Maillarts two vineyard from 2015 are among my greatest experiences in 2019 - Richard Juhlin.”
Full price $200.00 from the winery on 30 April 2019.
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- 100% Pinot Noir
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Village: Bouzy Grand cru Variety: 100 % Pinot noir Soil: Terres de craie du Campanien Surface: 0.6 ha Age of vines : more than 30 years Tilling of the soil.
Winemaking : 100 % in oak Ageing : 8 months on lees Dosage: 1 g/l
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