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NV Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru V.P

Champagne, France

The richest, most leesy Champagne from this towering icon of the Grower Champagne movement.

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It is a wine of remarkable depth and vinous intensity. In a word: superb.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

About The Wine

Francis Egly is one of Champagne's most iconic cult figures.

Alongside Selosse and Larmandier-Bernier, his wines are considered some of the very top expressions of small-scale Champagne. Revered for his incredibly vinous expressions of terroir, Egly has been one of the leading figures of the grower Champagne movement for several decades.  Noted for his rich, intense, Pinot Noir dominant style, these are remarkable, cellar-worthy wines that paint a unique picture of Champagne.

The V.P. Grand Cru (Vieillissement Prolongé - or prolonged aging) is a wine that takes the idea of extended lees time to the extreme. The same vineyard sources as the classic Grand Cru Brut combine here (Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay) but with the added impact of a huge 84 months on lees. The richness and textural hedonismon display here is otherworldly - it's one of the great cuveés of this iconic producer.

The great Francis Egly
The great Francis Egly
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

The V.P. stands for Vieillissement Prolongé (prolonged aging), as the wine spends so long on lees; in this case 84 months. It’s a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, and like the entry Grand Cru Brut, the fruit also comes from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay—all great Grand Cru terroirs. Vinification and élevage was in oak casks. The dosage is a tiny two grams per litre, so seriously Extra Brut.

The power of the fruit plus the extended lees aging grants such harmony, so much length, so much complexity and texture, that the dosage seems irrelevant. It’s a vinous, powerful, super-pure Champagne of great depth and class. Intense and statuesque, yet with prolific finesse as well. After resting seven years in bottle in the Egly-Ouriet cellars, this is now singing. With 50% from the powerful 2012 (the finest vintage since 2008) and 50% from the more forward-drinking 2011, this is perfectly placed for drinking now or with some time on cork.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Francis in his cave
Francis in his cave
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Vinous

"The NV Extra Brut V.P. Grand Cru (Vieillissement Prolongé) is a rich, textured Champagne that expresses all of the natural intensity gained after having spent eight years on its lees. Baked apple tart, pastry, spice, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes infuse the V.P. with tremendous flavor complexity to fill out its broad, expansive frame. It is a wine of remarkable depth and vinous intensity. In a word: superb. Disgorged: July, 2020." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

Delivery

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