KAB-1M

Champagne Brut, Aubry

“Vinification is all in stainless steel tank. In addition, the malolactic is always encouraged, as the Aubrys feel that acidity is never lacking in the wines, and they would prefer to have slightly lower acidities and be able to use a very low dosage than have high acidities and be forced to dose the wines more” – Peter Liem

cépage 45% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 5% Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromenteau
assemblage 50% 2012 and 50% ‘perpetual reserve’ going back to 1998
info/source Jouy-lès-Reims 1er Cru and Villedommange 1er Cru
malo Yes
élevage Stainless Steel
sur latte 24+ Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
1500
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

Meunier expresses here as barley, rusks, crackers, and so the wine is rusky, coppery-saline, iodé, mineral and appetizing.  It’s beautifully expressive of a corner of Champagne, and tastes as though it were fined with sel gris.  This year it’s 50% 2013 and 50% a perpetual reserve started in 1998. Deg 1/2016, it’s 55% Meunier (higher than usual), 25% CH, 20% PN and 5% “other” (which means basically everything that wouldn’t fit in the vats); it’s in form, brassy and oyster; after a dip a couple years ago (for which we have our old friend 2011 to thank) this is better than ever. – Terry Theise

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