KMH-710

Champagne, ‘Rive Gauche-Rive Droite’ Grand Cru Brut, Hebrart

Producer:
Vintage:
2010
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This is his nod to the old school. Another Coeur de Cuvée, made in barrels, natural yeast, unfiltered and never cold stabilized. It’s 50% PN Aÿ (Pruche, Cheuzelles, Longchamp, Chauffour) and 50% CH old-vines from Chouilly, Avize and Oiry (Justice, Montaigu, Les Robarts). The Avize parcel is new for Jean-Paul. Deg 10/2014 The recent disgorgement (4/2015) improves on the sample from last year; in fact it’s a fine vintage for this wine because of its gauzy transparency; the wood isn’t subsumed into a big body but shows openly, tasting a little like Vilmart used to be. Quite delicious! Caramel and braised veal-cheeks. JP feels that the wood regime is best for this Grand Cru material, and time may well prove him right. It’s less oaky than the last bottle of Bollinger I drank…. —Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93
Date:
2016-06-30