NV Champagne J.Vignier Aux Origines Blanc de Blancs

NV Champagne J.Vignier Aux Origines Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne J.Vignier Aux Origines Blanc de Blancs

NV Champagne J.Vignier Aux Origines Blanc de Blancs

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RRP: $74.99 per bottle34% OFF

$48.99

(buy 6 or more)

$49.99 per single bottle
Bottles
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Free Delivery
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Grower Champagne, from a celebrated site in the Cotes des Blancs and one of the first true grower Champagne producers - this white has it all.

There's a beautiful purity to this style too - extra brut (so super dry) with a piercing freshness that only Champagne can deliver. What a wine!

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How's it taste?

High drinkability, suitable for many occasions, but still with the distinguishable elegance and finesse of a blanc de blancs champagne, smoothness and crisp acidity on the palate.

How was it made?

A blanc de blancs made from the very first vineyards planted by our Marie-Louise and Paul in Barbonne-Fayel, Coteaux du Sézannais, in the 1960s. The name of the Cuvee could be translated by “where it all began”. The village of Barbonne-Fayel has a long history related to wine and agriculture. Since the 11th century, it hosted an important Templar farm. Fossilized vine leaves of Vitis Sezannensis were found in the area in the late
19th century, being amongst the oldest European fossils of vines.

Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Terroir: Côteaux du Sézannais.
Fermented in steel tanks, malo-lactic fermentation done.
Harvest: 2014 (85 %) and 2015 (15%)
Ageing: Minimum 36 months bottle ageing on fine lees.
Dosage: 5 g/L Extra Brut

Who made it?

The Vignier family history in Champagne dates to 1530, the time of Nicolas Vignier of Bars sur Seine. Nicolas was a physician, lawyer, theologian, and court historian for Henry III. His descendant, Nathalie Vignier, is now the tenth generation to pursue viticulture and winemaking in Champagne, and the sixth generation to do so in the grand cru village of Cramant, in the Côte des Blancs. In the early 20th century, Nathalie’s grandfather, Paul Lebrun, had two hectares, taken over from his father, Henri Lebrun. Paul resolved to become an independent vigneron by separating himself from the big négociants after World War I and was among the first to do so in the Côte des Blancs. Nathalie and her brother, Jean, took over the domaine from their parents 12 years ago, with Jean on the business side and Nathalie in the vineyards and cellar. They were joined by Sebastian Nickel, a German wine maker and close friend of the family. All J. Vignier bottlings come from Chardonnay grapes hand picked at optimum maturity, whole-cluster pressed, with separation of first and second press juices, using only the first press. There is cold settling for clarification and slow fermentation at low temperatures with various selected yeasts. All base wines are fermented in stainless steel tank and go through malo, with several months of tank aging. Bottling for the second fermentation occurs in spring. An extraordinary minimum of 36 months (up to 8 or 12 years for some cuvées) bottle aging before disgorgement is a house requirement. Dosage is “Extra Brut” (5 g/L) for all wines. Vintage wines are made only in stellar years.

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