NV Champagne Agrapart Complantee

Six grape varieties, one coplanted (complantee) vineyard, one outstanding, rare Champagne.

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Pascal Agrapart makes sensational, ethereal Champagnes mostly from pristine Chardonnay fruit. With the Complantee cuvee he reveals the history of the region, using six different varieties, grown together in one vineyard, picked together and made together - this is a true field blend.

As well as the big three, there is also Petit Meslier, Arbanne and Pinot Blanc in the mix. The resulting wine is barrel-aged and released after approx two years on lees, with a low 5g/litre dosage.

The wine shows a more savoury, vinous, spicy character than his flower, citrusy Chardonnay bottlings. It drinks superbly, with a complexity and richness that makes it an excellent Champagne to drink with plats prinicipaux. Rare stuff too.

A field blend of 6 varieties: Present day Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier.
Ancient varieties: Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc.


This cuvee is a blend of two vintages from the village of Avize.
Disgorged 2 months before the release date and dosage limited at 5 grams of sugar per litre.

93 Points - "The NV Extra Brut Grand Cru Complantée is a field blend of Pinot Noir, Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Arbane, Petit Meslier and Chardonnay. Exotic, beguiling and ethereal, the Complantée is weightless and classy from start to finish. The Complantée starts to flesh out only after being opened for several hours, and yet it remains weightless. Apricot, chamomile, Mirabelle, mint, green apple and white flowers all grace this sublime, exquisite Champagne from Pascal Agrapart." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous.com)

92 Points - "A cuvée intended to validate Agrapart's contention that terroir trumps cépage, the latest rendition of the NV Extra Brut Grand Cru Complantée is based on the 2016 vintage, complemented by 20% of 2015, and it was disgorged in May 2019 with five grams per litre dosage. Revealing lovely aromas of crisp yellow pear, blanched almonds, white flowers and citrus oil, it's medium to full-bodied, incisive and energetic, with good depth and concentration and a long finish." - William Kelley {The Wine Advocate)

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