Champagne Pascal Agrapart
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Country of Origin: France
Location: Avize, Côte des Blancs
People: Pascal Agrapart, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
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."
Wine Advocate 8/30/2019
"Serious and softly spoken, Pascal Agrapart is one of the Côte de Blancs's finest vignerons, and I have long admired the chiseled but powerful wines he produces from his organically farmed vineyards. Old vines, ripe grapes, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with ambient microflora and élevage of vins clairs in tank and seasoned demi-muids are the rudiments of his approach."