Champagne Brut, Cuvee Speciale Blanc de Blancs, 'Les Montjolys,' Pierre Peters 2015

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100% Chardonnay.

Winemaking Team Notes: "The Pierre Péters estate, situated in the heart of the 'Côte des Blancs' in the village of Le Mesnil sur Oger, has been a family house for six generations and has produced Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagnes since 1919. Champagne grower-producer, our wines come exclusively from our own vineyards. Our house currently operates just over 19 hectares of Chardonnay, mainly located in the communes of Le Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant. Our family has developed from generation to generation, its own selection of grapes (mass selection). We have been able to maintain and age vineyards which are now 30-years old on average. Each year in respect of the environment, we adapt our cultivation methods to obtain healthy grapes so that our Champagne expresses more precisely the richness, subtlety and the elegance of the great 'terroirs' of the Côte des Blancs.

Terroir of 'Le Montjoly' is situated in the Grand Cru village of Les Mesnil sur Oger and enjoys higher percentage of clay and deeper soil than most of others sites of the village. Seven parcels from this terroir, yield the grapes used to make this extremely rare and already sought-after cuvee. They are vinified separately and undergo different vinifications. Partial Malo, the cuvée always result from a blend of a very sharp selection of less than 10% the juices of the seven parcels. Each vintage age at least 6 years on the lees before disgorgement. These vines, impacted by the quality of the terroir and our mass selection practices, provide the definitive statement of the particular style of this clayey terroir. A wine which achieve an ideal combination of an aerial nose and a mix of full mouth, resonance and mineral vivacity.

3.5 to 4.5 g/L dosage.

Tasting Notes: "The robe is clear yellow with hints of green which are typical of the Chardonnay varietal. The mousse is fine and regular with a pretty ribbon of strong bubbles. Aerial, mixing finesse and complexity, the nose opens up on a bunch of white flowers and freshly baked bread, evolves to citrus. Once aerated, the first notes of biscuit and hazelnut, to make way to a vivid chalky minerality. The attack is very pure and intense. Aromatics of green apple leave quickly space to a lemon confit center, linden blossom et sweet spices. The tight finale but with an extreme length, shows almond and chalk and has probably less youthful austerity than his sibling Les Chétillons."

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