Champagne Agrapart & Fils NV '7 Crus' Brut, Champagne AOC
Item Number: 11385
Sub Region: Champagne
Appellation/AVA: Champagne AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Chardonnay / 10% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Terroir: The name 7 Crus refers to its origins in the seven villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger, Oiry, Avenay Val d’Or, Bergères-les-Vertus and Mardeuil (a mix of Grand Crus and 1er Crus). The wine is a blend of two different years; this cuvée (2018 release) is made up of 60% of the 2015 1er Cru harvest and 40% of the 2014 Grand Cru harvest (reserve wines raised in demi-muids).
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested and pressed with a Coquard press. Fermentation occurs naturally with native yeast. Agrapart 7 Crus completes malolactic fermentation. It is bottled without fining or filtration and ages on the lees between 20 and 32 months. Riddling is manual. Wine is disgorged 60 days prior to release. Dosage is limited to 7 grams per liter. Total sulfites in the wine are less than 50 mg/L.
Tasting Notes: 7 Crus NV Brut is a superb Champagne with good energy and freshness. Structured minerality creates length and cut. It is a beautiful capture of top quality Chardonnay in the Côte des Blancs.