2017 Champagne Pascal Agrapart Minéral Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut 1500ml
The Collective Review
“For readers who want to discover what the Côte des Blancs is all about, I can’t think of a better place to start than here.” Antonio Galloni
- Producer: Agrapart
- Varietal: Champagne
- Region: Champagne
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Net volume: 1500ml
- Vintage: 2017
- Cellar until 2030
Style GuideExtra Dry Fruity-Off Dry
This is typically the saltiest, most mineral wine in the Agrapart range. Like all the Agrapart wines, the quality is remarkably consistent, with the only variation due to vintage. Right now, it is a model of compressed intensity, a ball of citrus and chalky energy with a long, tapering, salty close. Mineral by name, mineral by nature.
Disgorged June 2023. Minéral is blended from two adjacent vieilles vignes plots (50-plus years old) on the border between Avize and Cramant, where the vine roots plunge straight into the chalky bedrock. The fruit from Le Champ Bouton in Avize fermented in tank, while the component from Les Bionnes in Cramant was vinified in 600-litre oak casks. The wine spent just over five years on lees and was dosed at 3g/L.