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Champagne Jerome Prevost LC18 La Closerie

Champagne, France

A blend of vineyards from around Prevost's home in Gueux. Pinot Meunier is the variety of choice. A new entry into the Prevost stable.

$200.00

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About The Wine

The 2017 harvest was a virtual write-off for Jerome Prevost, with heavy frosts obliterating his already low-yielding plots.

This new cuveé was the result of the man scrambling to produce something from that disaster harvest. This cuveé blends multiple plots of Meunier from around his home region - most of which are farmed by Prevost and his team with a small amount farmed by local growers and picked to Prevost's exacting standards.

It's a wine that allows the winemaker to experiment outside of his own small production. Rich and toasty with a small amount of reserve wine from the 2017 harvest included, this low-dosage Pinot Meunier is brilliant to drink and a peek into the world of one of Champagne's finest and most creative minds.

About Jerome Prevost

Jerome Prevost is a pint-sized artisan Champagne grower based in Gueux.

Prevost was encouraged to start vinifying his small inherited plot by Anselme Selosse, one of the most important figures in modern Champagne. Prevost made his first cuvees alongside Selosse until 2003 and has developed a similar style, producing focused, intensely vinous cuveés with very low levels of dosage.

Though these are not vintage releases, per se, a single harvest forms the basis of each wine and is indicated on the label: e.g. LC18 indicating "LC" number (Lot Consigné) 2018 vintage.

The wines are based on super low-yielding Pinot Meunier predominantly - regarded by many as some of the region's finest expressions of the variety.

Vigneron Jerome Prevost
Vigneron Jerome Prevost
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

New cuvée. Disgorged October 2020. Extra Brut. DIAM Mytik closure. This is the new Négociant-Manipulant cuvée that was born of the disastrous frost in 2017. Prévost applied (hastily and successfully) for NM status, two letters that allowed him to purchase the fruit from 0.4 hectares of vines owned by his neighbour in Les Béguines. This not only allowed Prévost to release a Les Béguines from 2017, but the deal also gave him access to a handful of other parcels going forward in Gueux, on the same Thanetian sands as Les Béguines.

This new cuvée is the combined product of these Pinot Meunier vines. The blend for the first release includes 20% Les Béguines, with 80% drawn from other sites in Gueux. Most of these vines are tended by Jérôme and his team, and the other parcels are worked under close consultation with the vigneron, with decisions about harvest (date and selection) made by Prévost.

Blend : Pinot Meunier et. al.
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jerome Prevost
Jerome Prevost
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

“Today there are a handful of wines from elite, artisanal grower-estates in Champagne that have attracted a nearly cult-like following. One of the most sought-after of these is the meunier of Jérôme Prévost.” Peter Liem (www.champagneguide.net)

DDS review

"Jérôme Prévost has the magic touch when it comes to expressing the full potential of Meunier in rich, vinous Champagnes full of character." Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

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