Following hot off the heels of the 2016 vintage, which arrived to Australian shores at the tail end of 2021, Oger 2017 is the latest release of this viscerally thrilling Blanc de Blancs champagne, duly delivering the rip-roaring drinkability and delight that has become synonymous with Domaine Vincey.
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Oger 2017 is elaborated from a collection of prestigious Chardonnay parcels planted by sélection massale (the traditional practice of vineyard propagation with exceptional old vines) in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. Fruit is managed organically using biodynamic principles, achieving peak ripeness at harvest and undergoing vinification in French oak barrels. The base wine is then afforded a long maturation period of 12 months in oak before bottling. Ageing occurs under cork for 3 years, creating a phenomenal vintage Blanc de Blancs champagne of richer texture with great complexity and integration of flavour.
Neither fined nor filtered, Oger 2017 was manually disgorged in September 2021 and finished with 1 g/L dosage. Only 8297 bottles were produced.
Attractive aromas of apricot, quince, dried apple and rockmelon bloom hypnotically in the glass, beckoning exploration. Rising to the occasion, magic unfolds in each sip from first to last: a spellbinding caper of green apple, yuzu and sweet grapefruit, drawn into a frolicking stride of green citrus, guava and pleasant pithy bitterness. The finish lingers long, coated with lemon sorbet, carried high on that intrinsic and almighty wave of saline minerality. Heady and high voltage, the latest release of Oger is bound to send hearts into a flutter all over again.
Best enjoyed from the Lehmann P. Jamesse, Synergie 52 machine-made glass.
Pair Domaine Vincey ‘Oger’ 2017 with steak frites or crispy skin salmon—either one served with béarnaise sauce—or savour slowly on its own.