On the bottling disgorged July 2013 | 12.5%
Creamy round pleasant scents with jicama, Anjou and Bosque pears, lemon peels and lemon curd pastry notes. A lovely liqueur of floral Blanc de Blancs that captures all the senses and expresses the tender combination of reductive and oxidative champagne wine making styles into a seamless whole. From Vignes Anciennes are vines that concentrate their yields to a layered complexity at over 60 years old this Les Avats tells the storied tale of this gifted climat in Avize –at the heart of Champagne’s Côte des Blancs –among the finest plots one could hope to explore.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, September 2013
“Here, only one year is vinified. This Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs is from a parcel of AVIZE Les Avats, which means in earnest in old French. Located halfway up the slopes, the vines, planted in 1951, are facing due south which enables them to reach maximum ripeness. Alcoholic fermentation takes place slowly and the wines, produced without malolactic fermentation, are kept for a long time in the dark and gentle atmosphere of our cellars. Our vintages which are regularly rewarded are ideal for all your special events or just enjoyed on its own. 100% Chardonnay harvested in 2007 from 60 year old vines planted to non-pebbly limestone soil. The fruit is then harvested and gently pressed in the classic traditional vats with no malolactic fermentation yielding a brilliant, bright gold color, a persistent bead, and fine bubbles. Complex with a lot of freshness, subtlety and delicacy, the aromas of toasted brioche and candied fruit lead to a palate of great and delicate complexity –one that is very balanced, subtle and warm opening with a hint of citrus and candied fruit. Champagne to highlight your parties or events, great with fish verrines or seafood”
Wine notes from Thierry Callot
The following accounts have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months. Be sure to call ahead for availability.Alma Restaurant
1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Spoon & Stable