Champagne Jerome Prevost LC20 La Closerie Les Beguines

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A scintillating expression of Champagne Pinot Meunier from cult figure Jerome Prevost.

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The La Closerie Les Beguines cuveé hails from a small plot in the hamlet of Gueux, 10km west of Reims, in the north of Champagne.

Planted in the 1960s, this vineyard was handed down from Prevost's grandmother and is comprised of almost exclusively Pinot Meunier. A decade ago, small parcels of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc were planted close by and find their way into the blend.

Around 40% reserve wine was blended into this disgorgement making for a more approachable example of the cuveé in its youth. Only released in tiny quantities, this is one of the region's most sought-after examples of the Meunier grape.

96 Points - "Denser and more compact than its 2019 counterpart, the NV Extra Brut Les Béguines LC 20 reveals inviting aromas of pear, confit citrus, mirabelle plum and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated palate that's vinous and sapid, built around chalky structure and concluding with a penetrating finish. While it can be approached now, a few years' patience will pay dividends.” - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

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