Egly-Ouriet 1er Cru Les Vignes de Vrigny Nv base 17,disg July 21Nv

$225.00

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The Wine

Vintages: 2017 (50%), 2016 (30%) and 2015 (20%)
Bottling: 2018
Disgorgement: November 2021
Time on lees: 40 months
 
As always, this is 100% Pinot Meunier from a single 40-year-old, south-facing vineyard in Vrigny, a commune located on the Petite Montagne de Reims (very close to Gueux, where Jérôme Prévost is based). Straight Pinot Meunier remains a rarity in Champagne and in Egly’s hands it is something truly unique. Low yields, old vines and ripe fruit make this one of the most intense, layered and opulent Meunier wines kicking around.Bottled without filtration, the dosage for this bottling was one gram per litre.