One of the top Grower Producers in the region. Egly Ouriet grow all their own grapes and produce their own wines. They specialise in the Pinot varieties from Grand Cru vineyards farmed using organic and biodynamic practices. Tradition is perhaps the best introduction to the wines of Francis Egly – this is a wine that does not require any bottle age. It is stunning right now!
100 per cent Grand Cru from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Hand harvested, fermented naturally in oak casks. Long lees ageing. Unfined and unfiltered. Dosage of just 4 grams per litre.This is a rich and powerful Champagne that offers dark fruits and floral notes with aged toasty/brioche and nutty/leesy notes. Stunning wine.
Champagne – A wine region of France approximately 160km East of Paris. It is also the name of the wines produced from the area. Most famously it is a sparkling wine that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle and is aged on lees. Although there is the occasional still wine you can find around particularly Pinot Noir. The fantastically named Bouzy Rouge is one such example. There are very few single vintage, single vineyard, single variety Champagnes (I can only name one and it was produced only 47 times between 1900 and 1999). Why? Due to the large area the region covers, and the challenging weather the houses blended wines to produce a consistent and reliable product every year. This is where the growers come in. They relish the chance to show off vintage variation and small plot wines.