Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition Disgorged 2008

Egly-Ouriet, Champagne, Grand Cru, Brut Tradition nv In the nose there is citrus, bruised apples and brown spices as in an apple pie. In keeping with the house style, the acidity is quite profound. This wine is quite tight, very long, very much a baby at this point. Tasted again in August the complexity is very apparent – wonderful. The grapes are sourced from vines from 35-40 years old in Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay, 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. Approximately 30% reserve wines were incorporated as well as 10% still Pinot Noir before the secondary fermenation. The wine spent 40 months on the lees and was disgorged in November of 2008. Crafted by Michel Egly in Ambonnay 12.5% $69.99 at Bottle Barn

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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