Avizoise Grand Cru, 2010

Grower: Agrapart
Region: Cotes Des Blancs, Champagne, France
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Viticulture: Sustainable
Size: 75cl bottle

This outstanding champagne comes from 50 year old vines in the lieux-dits of Les Robarts and La Voie d’Epernay on the Avize hillside, where there is a thin layer of clay over the chalk. The fermentation in bottle is carried out under cork rather than capsule, with a minimum of five years on the lees. There is a notable step up in quality with Avizoise which has a dense, rich style and complex flavours. On the nose you can smell mangoes and exotic fruits, which follow through on the palate, where ripe peaches show, with toasty, grilled notes (typical of a champagne aged under cork) and hint of truffle and mushroom too.

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