Pierre Péters
Organic

Pierre Peters Cuvee Speciale 'Les Chetillons' Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut 2015

$290.00
Size
 
$290.00

Producer, Pierre Péters

Region, France\Champagne\

Alcohol, 12.5

Varieties, Sparkling

Closure, Cork

Character, Complex and Traditional

Food pairing, Shellfish, Crab and Lobster

Blend, 

  • Chardonnay
 

Pierre Peters Cuvee Speciale 'Les Chetillons' Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut 2015

This is the name of our special vintage which refers to a beautiful "lieu-dit", a place found in the Grand Cru village of le Mesnil sur Oger. We own three plots of old vines (aged over 45 years), acquired in 1930. Each parcel is vinified separately and blended to produce a single vineyard vintage. All the power and the minerality of the Mesnil's calcareous soil is expressed in this wine produced since 1971. Its reputation has surpassed our borders and even Michael Edwards himself describes Les Chétillons as "one of the most beautiful pieces of land of Champagne."

Producer tasting notes:

"The robe is clear yellow gold with hints of green which are typical of the Chardonnay varietal. The mousse is fine and regular with a pretty ribbon of strong bubbles. Strong and elegant. The attack is finesse, complexity and power with a wide range of aromas. First with acacia, hawthorn and peach, the nose then evolves to orange zest, pear and almond milk. Once aerated, the first notes of spice (gingerbread) and dried flowers appear before to make way to a creamy chalkiness. The attack is very pure. A sensation of smoothness and strength follows. Aromatics of ripe dried fruit such as tangerine, apricots and hazelnut along with sweet flowers and toasty notes. The steely core fails to conceal the concentration and complexity which promises to evolve over many of aging." - Champagne Pierre Peters