The best of the best ... IWSC NV ChampagneTrophy winner 2010!!
This champagne shows fine mousse in the glass (meaning delicate bubbles as opposed to airy Angel Delight!) and creamy aromas mixed with characteristic toasty yeast overtones, which are complemented by ripe mature fruit and classic baked biscuit flavours with classy long finish. Yum.
The Gremillet estate comprises of 33 hectares of vineyards and is situated in a small village 45 kilometres from Troyes, the historic capital of Champagne, 180 kilometres south of Paris. The vines lie on steep, sun-drenched hillsides, ideal for creating a classic baked biscuit, rich fruit Champagne.
In the Vineyard
The vineyards, situated in the southern reaches of Troyes achieve greater ripeness which leads to a richer fruit and classic baked biscuit flavours mixed with characteristic toasty yeast overtones.
In the Winery
Only the first, lightest pressings are used, as is usual for fine Champagne. Classic slow second fermentation in bottle followed by maturing on the lees for at least a couple of years before being disgorged.
- SUMMARY - Review by John Webber, BARNSTAPLE