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NV Champagne Agrapart Complantee

Champagne, France

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

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$215.00

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About The Wine

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.

About Champagne Agrapart

Pascal Agrapart is a benchmark producer of small-batch grower Champagne, based in the Chardonnay capital of Champagne, the village of Avize.

Like a painter blending colours on his palette, Pascal combines 70 different micro-plots in the Côte des Blancs to create wines of incredible complexity and detail. He is often compared, in quality terms, to his (much more famous) neighbour, Anselme Selosse, though their styles are worlds apart. Pascal pursues purity and detail as opposed to the out-and-out power of Selosse.

Producing no more than 6000 cases a year, these are legitimate small-batch releases that are increasingly sought-after the world over.

Winemaker Pascal Agrapart
Winemaker Pascal Agrapart
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Field blend of six varieties
Drink Until : 2028

Winemaker Pascal Agrapart
Winemaker Pascal Agrapart
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
Vinous.com

"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)

92Points
The Wine Advocate

"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)

Delivery

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