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NV Agrapart & Fils, Complantee, Extra Brut, Grand Cru

Côte des Blancs, Avize

Earliest anticipated arrival date is July 2019 help
 
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PRICE:
$69.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
10 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The NV Extra Brut Complantée Grand Cru is another deeply intriguing, compelling wine from Pascal Agrapart. The blend of six varieties, planted and vinified together, yields a fascinating and wonderfully complex Champagne. Aromatically nuanced and textured on the palate, the Complantée offers a striking interplay of sensations. The presence of red grapes is felt in the wine's flavor profile and overall feel. Best of all the Complantée will be ready to drink pretty much upon release. The Complantée is sourced from a tiny parcel measuring just 0.2 hectares in the La Fosse lieu-dit in Avize. Disgorged: June 2017. Dosage is 5 grams per liter." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 12/01/2017)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2017-2023


"Agrapart's NV Extra Brut Grand Cru Complantée is the result of a small field blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Arbane and Petit Meslier, planted in 2003 and for this release picked in 2011. The idea is that of Jean-Michel Deiss and many others, including Pascal and Fabrice Agrapart: Let the terroir dominate the wine instead of the grape character. Fermented entirely in demi-muids (malolactic included) and bottled unfiltered in May 2012, this lemon-yellow colored Champagne with its delicate pearl columns was disgorged after two years with a dosage of five grams. The slightly toasty and yeasty bouquet is fresh and intense, though still a little bit restrained or reductive at the moment, but with lime, rhubarb, sorrel, nuts and lemon flavors at this stage. Really fresh and piquant on the palate, with a prominent acidity cutting through the concentrated fruit of candied lemons and confit de citron, this firmly structured Champagne is more rustic and stringent on the finish than the other wines of the range. Still very young and very firm." Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #221
(WA, 10/29/2015)

Rating: 90+
Drink from: 2016-2021


"Quite a complex, if slightly ginger beery nose. Gently fizzing and broad. Fun. Lots of smoky character but well balanced and not too demanding in terms of acidity." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/28/2015)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2015-2018


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