7 Crus is the opening act to Agrapart’s playbill of complex, clean and crisp cuvées.
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Agrapart introduces us to his champagne ensemble with 7 Crus, a cuvée that blends two vintages from the seven eponymous villages located in the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Cramant, Oger, Oiry, Bergères-les-Vertus) and Vallée de la Marne (Avenay-Val-d’Or, Mardeuil), revealing the qualitative depth and breadth a non-vintage champagne can accomplish.
The current release comprises 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot noir, with 60% of this from the 2015 harvest of Premier Cru sites and 40% from the 2014 harvest of Grand Cru sites. The cuvée is aged on lees for three years, reflecting Agrapart’s dedication to quality over quantity, as the minimum requirement for lees maturation in Champagne is 12 months for non-vintage wines.
Dosage is limited to 7g/L, and the current release was disgorged in March 2019.
Texturally creamy and rich, with flavours of citrus, apple, brioche and a sprinkle of sea salt. 7 Crus speaks with gravitas punctuated by an acidity that is high and lively, creating a clean and crisp, racy and riveting stage play on the palate, deserving of an encore.
Best enjoyed from the Lehmann Jamesse, Grand Champagne 41 glass.
Ceviche of langoustine and William’s pear.