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NV Champagne Jerome Prevost LC19 Champagne La Closerie Les Beguines

Champagne, France

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

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$300.00

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I continue to think this is one of Prévost's finest releases of the decade.

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

About The Wine

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 20% 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.

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 Importer

Extra Brut. 2019 base with 20% reserve wine from 2018. Prévost’s 2.2-hectare vineyard, Les Béguines, is in Gueux, 10km west of Reims in the north of the region. The soil of Les Béguines is a layer-cake of calcareous (Thanetian) sand, over clay, over more calcareous sand. Inherited from Jérôme’s grandmother, the site was planted in the 1960s with an old, slow-growing, less productive rootstock that descends deeply. Les Béguines is close to 100% Pinot Meunier, although there is now a small amount of 10-year-old Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc that has been planted next to the Pinot Meunier parcel (these vines represent roughly 6% of the blend). The vineyard management is organic, with the soils cultivated and yields kept at balanced levels.

As always, the wine was vinified without any additions, in large-format used barrels for 10 months, and bottled unfiltered. Prévost disgorged this release after 18 months on lees and added three grams per litre dosage.

Blend : Pinot Meunier et al
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jerome Prevost
Jerome Prevost
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
The Wine Advocate

"The NV Extra Brut Les Béguines LC 19 showed brilliantly once again, bursting with aromas of orange rind, orchard fruit, red berries and peach, mingled with notions of walnuts and marzipan, as well as telltale hints of warm spices and fenugreek. Full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's deep and complete, with huge reserves of fruit and structure, enlivened by a pillowy mousse. Concluding with a long, sapid finish, I continue to think this is one of Prévost's finest releases of the decade. In style, it's reminiscent of a somewhat riper version of the 2012." - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

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