Empreinte Blanche Grand Cru Brut 2009

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100% Chardonnay
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This Champagne is 100% Chardonnay from a single year and from the Grand Cru plot ‘D’Ambonnay’ and exclusively from several small plots named Le Noyer Saint Pys, Les Secs, Les Agusons, Les Champsaults from Eric Rodez’s vineyard, whose average age is 39. The wines were vinified entirely in small oak barrels without malolactic fermentation. The colour is a clear bright gold. The nose and mouth combined harmoniously disclose distinguished fragrances of white flowers and white fruits like vine peach, with a remarkable finish on wooden oak notes enhanced by touches of vanilla. White floral and fruit fragrances on the nose with warmer flavours of vanilla and toast on the palate as a result of the oak ageing. showing a broad, creamy richness yet feeling precise and focused at the same time. It unfolds with layered, multifaceted complexity on the palate, anchored by a prominently saline chalkiness, and it finishes with outstanding length and depth, resonating with a soil-driven energy. Even in the context of the vintage this is excellent, offering a fascinating expression of Ambonnay.
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6.12 Hectares and produces beautiful 48,000 bottles of Fine Champagne annually, using Biodynamic Viticultures.
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93 Points Wine Advocate