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Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny Champagne Premier Cru

45,60 € incl. VAT
38,00 € excl. VAT

4.2/5   (4 Guides)

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A Premier Cru Champagne elaborated by Egly-Ouriet on plots from Vrigny. 

The Egly-Ouriet House is discreet but prestigious and gifts us with its Vrigny Premier Cru located on the Montagne de Reims, west from the champagne region’s capital. The soil is calcareous and light and the old Pinot Meunier plants fit perfectly there.

The vinification of this splendid Premier Cru takes place in part in wooden casks (in barrels aged 1 to 5 years), based on the best first presses.

The nose is expressive with notes of dried fruits.

The palate is smooth, vinous, spicy with a great lingering finish.

Food pairings : white meats, especially poultry.

To be served between 8 and 10°C. 

Size :Bottle 0,75L
Appellation :Champagne Premier Cru
Vintage :Non Vintage
Classification :Premier Cru
Dosage :Brut (6 to 12 g/L)

It was right after the second World War that the Egly House was born, when Francis Egly’s Grandfather started in the wine business with 3 hectares of vine in the Grand Cru area of Ambonnay. By buying them and then with a wedding to Madame Ouriet, the descendants Michel and Francis acquired another 9 hectares, among which the wonderful plot of Crayères, where vines are more than 60 years old.

In total, the vineyard, where the vine’s average age is 40 years, covers around 10 hectares on the Grand Cru areas of Ambonnay, Bouzy, and Verzenay, with two thirds of Pinot noir and the rest shared between pinot meunier and Chardonnay. The soil is clay-limestone, like every remarkable vineyard in France, and benefit from a south-south-east exposure. All the work is reasoned farming.

Depending on the harvest’s and the wine’s characteristics, Francis Egly, the current owner, varies the proportion of the barrel’s ages from 1 to 5 years since 1995, in which the wine is going to age in varying proportions, thus letting every terroir express itself, instead of following a steady recipe. There isn’t any malolactic fermentation since 1999, in order to preserve the wine’s freshness and the disgorging dates are mentioned on the back labels.

Contrary to Champagne, who sells its bottles younger and younger, Francis Egly, following his father Michel, builds patiently a treasure that allows him to sell his bruts after four years of ageing, and his vintages after six years. Very low production, around 100.000 bottles depending on the year.

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Guide reviews Average : 4.2/5 (4 reviews)
Jancis Robinson 16,5/20
Revue du Vin de France 16/20
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Stephen Tanzer 92/100
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