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Mailly l'Intemporelle 2016
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The village of Mailly was classified Grand Cru in the early 20th century. This is where Champagne Mailly is located, in the heart of Montagne de Reims and precisely 14km from the eponymous town. Founded in 1929 by several winegrowing families, its history is resolutely different and illustrates the ambition and dynamism that has always reigned in the Champagne region. Even today, the House Mailly continues to shine thanks to its splendid vintages that combine finesse and elegance.
What is the history of the House of Champagne Mailly?
When the 1929 crisis arrives in France, a total of 25 winegrowing families will decide to face it by joining forces. They then founded the Society of Producers of Mailly Champagne and made the choice to make Champagne wines from only the grapes of their village classified as Grand Cru, with the aim of glorifying this terroir already considered at the time as exceptional. Welded by these difficult beginnings, the winemakers will manage to make their Champagne known throughout France and from the 1960s, the commercial development of the House Mailly will become a great success.
What is the terroir of Maison Mailly?
The village of Mailly is surrounded by the famous Grands Crus de Ludes, Verzenay and Verzy. The House Mailly has to date 70 hectares of vines on this village alone. The vines are 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, planted on chalky soils on hillsides that benefit from adequate sunshine and allow the grapes to reach full maturity. Today, there are no less than 80 winemakers who maintain the vineyards of this illustrious house of Champagne.
In addition, in the basement, the House Mailly has 7 floors of cellars and 1 kilometer of chalk. These cellars were dug into the chalk and by hand from 1929 to 1965 by the founding winemakers, who at the same time built vaulted cellars ideal for aging bottles.
The emblematic cuvées of Maison Mailly
Each cuvée of Maison Mailly illustrates in its own way the greatness of this chalky terroir, and they all share that characteristic freshness.
The Blanc de Pinot Noir Grand Cru cuvée is lively, gourmand and expressive, perfect for whetting your appetite with an aperitif but also with a gourmet meal.
L'exception Blanche is a Champagne Blanc de Blancs born to shine. Composed of 50% Chardonnay from Domaine to 50% Chardonnay from Côte des blancs in Grand Cru, it is round, mineral and on the fruit, and will exalt any connoisseur.
How can we not mention the cuvée Les Echansons 2012, a reflection of the best that the Mailly terroir has to offer in the best years. With great aromatic richness, smooth and generous, it is a great Champagne that does not leave one indifferent and will accompany refined dishes.
Critics Mailly l'Intemporelle 2016.
Description Mailly l'Intemporelle 2016.
The Cellar Master of the Champagnes Mailly reveals in this perfect symphony all his mastery to skillfully compose, and in perfect balance, this Champagne coming exclusively from parcels classified Grand Cru exclusively and planted for 60% Pinot Noir grapes and for 40% Chardonnay grapes
This first pressing only cuvée was elaborated with the 2016 harvest exclusively.
The best plots planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes were selected by the Maitre de Cave during the manual harvest to chisel out this masterpiece.
The number of bottles available is limited and to ensure traceability each one is numbered.
La robe is brilliant and seductive with its elegant gold color.
The first attack on the nose is very floral with touches of white spring flowers such as those of cherry, pear, peach and apple trees where citrus aromas such as clementine from Corsica or pink grapefruit from Florida or Israel blend elegantly, with chalky and slightly brioche mineral notes in the background.
On the palate: the first perception is very small red fruits like wild strawberry, or raspberry, which elegantly fade to notes of yellow-fleshed fruits like peach, Alsace mirabelle plum, yellow vine peach or nectarine. The finish is mineral and very long.
This is a Champagne aperitif dinner wine to be served at around 10 to 12°C with shrimp, langoustine or crayfish tapas, lobster or crayfish medallions. Even better with salt-crusted sea bass, turbot fillets, or white truffle risotto from northern Italy.
We suggest cellar aging away from light and vibrations, bottles laid down with a humidity level of around 70%. Successive tastings will allow us to measure its qualitative evolution until its apogee.