Pascal Agrapart

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Country of Origin: France
Location: Avize, Côte des Blancs
People: Pascal Agrapart, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Items

Pascal Agrapart 2011 'Avizoise' Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Grand Cru AOC New! Login AG 94 Please inquire
Pascal Agrapart 2011 'Venus' Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Grand Cru AOC New! Login AG 95 Please inquire

Pascal Agrapart is the driving force behind Agrapart & Fils, and a vigneron in every sense. From natural farming to technical acumen, he is considered an inspiration and mentor to many young grower producers taking over from their fathers, embracing the grower model, and taking full advantage of the current golden age in Champagne.

Pascal has rebranded some of the Agrapart & Fils cuvées under his name to signify the wines in which he is solely responsible in crafting.

Although he has no interest in obtaining certification, all of the vineyards are farmed organically with biodynamic influences. All the work is done by hand. The soil in Avize consists of chalky limestone with varying amounts of clay, and each site expresses a unique terroir.

Peter Liem, ChampagneGuide.net
"Agrapart’s wines are of uniformly excellent quality, with a naturally vibrant and vinous character that makes them feel grown rather than made. They are marked by a vivid, intense expression of terroir, and they always demonstrate an impeccable sense of balance: the wood is never intrusive, and the dosage, which is done with a traditional liqueur d'expédition of cane sugar, is always expertly judged."

Reviews

  • Pascal Agrapart 2011 'Avizoise' Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Grand Cru AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 94 (12/1/2017)

    The 2011 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs L'Avizoise Grand Cru has more than enough brawn and depth to fill out its frame. The richness of fruit of this clay-rich site, along with the flavor complexity that is gained through aging on the cork results in a rich, vinous Champagne built on layers of flavor and vertical structure. As good as the 2011 is today, I would prefer to drink it on the earlier side given the challenges that 2011 presented. This is a superb wine for the year and a real revelation. Old vines in the Les Robarts and La Voie d’Epernay lieu-dits inform the Avizoise. Disgorged: May 2017. Dosage is 5 grams per liter.
  • Pascal Agrapart 2011 'Venus' Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Grand Cru AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 95 (12/1/2017)

    Agrapart's 2011 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Vénus Grand Cru is a dream wine. Deceptively medium in body, the Vénus is all about nuance, sensuality and layers. Vibrant and finely sculpted, the 2011 exudes class. Hints of lemon peel, minerals and flowers add complexity, but it is the total package here that is most impressive. Today, the Vénus is dazzling. Vénus emerges from the La Fosse lieu-dit, a site that was first planted in 1959, and that, miraculously, has never been worked with mechanical methods. Disgorged: May 2017 and bottled with no dosage.