About The Wine
'Mineral', as you might imagine, is the most focused, high-tensile and driven of the impressive Agrapart range. The Chardonnay fruit is sourced from two Grand Cru vineyards that both were planted over 50 years ago on the very chalkiest of soils in between Avize and Cramant.
Though it has six years on lees before release it is a tight, crunchy, precise wine that would repay cellaring for a few years. Dosage is a very low 3 g/l but there is no austerity here, just a beautiful fruit-driven, cleansing mouthfeel.
In the world of grower Champagne, it doesn't get much better than this.
About Champagne Agrapart
Pascal Agrapart is a benchmark producer of small-batch grower Champagne, based in the Chardonnay capital of Champagne, the village of Avize.
Like a painter blending colours on his palette, Pascal combines 70 different micro-plots in the Côte des Blancs to create wines of incredible complexity and detail. He is often compared, in quality terms, to his (much more famous) neighbour, Anselme Selosse, though their styles are worlds apart. Pascal pursues purity and detail as opposed to the out-and-out power of Selosse.
Producing no more than 6000 cases a year, these are legitimate small-batch releases that are increasingly sought-after the world over.