Champagne J L Vergnon Haute Mottes Brut Nature Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Millesime 2011 750ml
Core vineyards are in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Chardonnay
Also prime holdings in Avize, Oger, Vertus and Villeneuve
Old vines - average is 40 years
Harvests ripe grapes, eliminates the need to chaptalise
Uses lower dosage
Intense and tensile wines
Try serving at 12C in a wide glass
Patience in further post release cellaring (3 yrs +) will reward greatly
Grower Champagne despite the 'NM' designation due to the buying in of GC Pinot Noir for the Rosemotion.
Champagne Jean-Louis Vergnon is a 'Membre de l'Association des Artisans du Champagne' & served at many excellent, & Michelin starred restaurants.
Crus: 'Haute Mottes' vineyard, Mesnil sur Oger.
Vinification: In 300 L barrels.
Aging: More than six years in our cellars
Dosage: No dosage
Reserve a well-shaped flute and a serving temperature of 10 to 12 ° C. Some very iodized seafood can accompany it with happiness (sea urchins, oysters in the open sea, abalone), think also of very noble fish such as sea bass or John Dory."
"Christophe Constant has brought this classy Mesnil producer back on to the scene after a few years of uninteresting efforts. No malolactic fermentation for the vintage wine, which comes from forty-year-old vines. Confidence (Hautes Mottes) is a very pure and young wine strongly influenced by minerals and with an intense village character. There is no element of flirtatiousness in it. Instead one can calmly lean back and await the effects of storage in the far distant future. (House) Upgraded to 4 stars." - Richard Juhlin, Champagne Guide
"Christophe Constant has put a highly personal stamp on this domaine, creating wines of intense expression and vivid personality. His champagnes are always racy and tense, characterized by their prominent malic acidities, yet they're rarely aggressive, achieving a carefully judged and finely tuned harmony. This is one of the top estates in the Cote des Blancs today." - Peter Liem, Champagneguide.net