2016 Pierre Peters Cuvee Millesime L'Esprit Blanc de Blancs

Champagne, France

Intense and powerful vintage Champagne sourced from 100% 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

Pierre Peters makes some of the most focused wines in Champagne - he works with only fruit from the Cote de Blancs (i.e. Chardonnay) and captures a beautiful balance of energy, fruit and power.

Made only in exceptional years, the "Spirit of 2016" is focused on floral characters, with some lemon zest and a racy texture. White peach and pears, with some crunchy apple too, and a slight brioche note coming through too. It's length is immense - the concentration of flavour here demands that this is a Champagne to be savoured and appreciated.

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

Other than vintages marked by hot and dry growing seasons, L’Esprit typically has a well-balanced attack which is both frank and stylishly elegant. Delicate notes of lemon and stone fruit and flowers are followed by notes of tangerine and toasted bread.

The finish is persistent with candied citrus flavors and a chalky minerality that adds a twist of salinity. This Champagne represents the perfect balance between strength and finesse.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
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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