2014 Pierre Peters Cuvee Speciale les Chetillons

Champagne, France

One of the finest examples of Blanc de Blancs Champagne we have seen, made entirely from Grand Cru Chardonnay


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Categories: World of Wine
Very few champagnes more eloquently articulate their terroirs than those of Pierre Peters.

Tyson Stelzer

About the Wine

The "Chetillon" is sourced entirely from Les Mesnil sur Oger, which is one the highest quality sites in Champagne. The vines range from 40 to 70 years old, which add a concentration of flavour to the fruit well before harvest. They are harvested in three parcels and fermented separately, and the wine sees 6 years on lees before disgorgement.

This Champagne is a statement. The aromas which escape from opening the bottle are densely concentrated - you know that this is something special from the get go. It's refined and powerful, but so well balanced and poised at the same time. Toasted nuts, white peach and nectarine all come through, with orange blossoms and white pepper. Champagne's classic chalky texture holds this all together and makes it a very special drink indeed.

About Pierre Peters

Pierre Peters is a small house whose vineyards are located in the heart of the Cotes de Blancs. Winemaking began here in 1919, and they have only 19 hectares of Chardonnay vines, 16 of which are Grand Cru. Production is, needless to say, limited.

Rodolphe Peters took over winemaking in 2007 and is responsible for the cult-like status this small house has achieved. All the wines are blended into a 'master solera' and the non vintage wines are, in general, 50% current vintage and 50% a solera blend dating back to 1988. This builds a range of flavours and is, in part, why the wines of Pierre Peters are so unique.

Like many Grower Champagnes, the wines are focused on terroir. Pierre Peters highlights the saline minerality of the Cotes de Blancs. Found throughout the range, it is easy to see why the wines are in high demand.

Winemaker Rodolphe Peters
Winemaker Rodolphe Peters
Pierre Peters, Cotes de Blancs
Additional Info

From the Producer

Strong and elegant. The attack is finesse, complexity and power with a wide range of aromas. First with acacia, hawthorn and peach, the nose then evolves to orange zest, pear and almond milk. Once aerated, the first notes of spice (gingerbread) and dried flowers appear before to make way to a creamy chalkiness.

The attack is very pure. A sensation of smoothness and strength follows. Aromatics of ripe dried fruit such as tangerine, apricots and hazelnut along with sweet flowers and toasty notes. The steely core fails to conceal the concentration and complexity which promises to evolve over many of aging.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

Rodolphe Peters amongst his prized Chardonnay vines.
Rodolphe Peters amongst his prized Chardonnay vines.
Cotes de Blancs, Champagne

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