Agrapart & Fils Terroirs Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV

Blended across four Grand Cru vineyards and two vintages (04 and 05) with a dosage of 6 grams. It spends four years on lees and the autolysis derived elements are perfectly matched to the intensity of fruit flavour. Imported by Bibendum Wine Co. who note that

“it’s not just a terrific wine, the “nude lady” label is a cracker as well”

I love their appreciation of modern art. Oh, and it is biodynamically produced for those of you who are fussed about such matters.

Grapefruit sluices through apricot, fried breadcrumbs and Vegemite™ on wheat crackers. Pillowy soft in the mouth, creamy through the mid-section with more generous praline sweetness curving around a chalky, mineral frame. Roasted hazelnuts and sea-spray are part of a prolonged climax. This rolls rather splendidly. Very Good – Excellent

Region: Champagne
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Cork
Price: $68
Tasted: October 2011

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2 Responses to Agrapart & Fils Terroirs Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV

  1. Agrapart is great. Keenly priced too. Actually the value proposition of most of these grower Champagnes is excellent – why pay $70 for an NV Moet, Mumm, Laurent Perrier etc when you can get much more character and flavour from something ‘grown’.

    Then again, I do wonder how many people actually buy French Champagne for the ‘taste’…

  2. Couldn’t agree more.

    I actually put this Agrapart against the Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs (pseudo-benchmarking, extreme display of midweek extravagance etc etc), Totally different wines, as you’d hope. The Larmandier-Bernier seemed much finer, not as sweet. It won on the night. Must get my note on it up for posterity’s sake.

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