Champagne Dhondt-Grellet "Le Bateau" Cramant Grand Cru 2016 1.5L

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Tags: Champagne, Chardonnay, France, Grower Champagne, Large Format, New

Region: Champagne, France
Appellation: Champagne
Color/Style: Sparkling White Wine
Grapes: Chardonnay

Le Bateau is considered one of the best lieu-dits of Cramant and Adrien's vines planted there are the oldest of the estate. The vineyard was planted in 1951 by Adrien's great-grandfather and follows the contours of the slope, some 70% southern exposure, the rest to the north.

It is made entirely in oak with only with indigenous yeasts. It spends 8 months on lees in barrel. There is no filtration, fining, or cold stabilization. He leaves it to age in his cellar for 3-4 years and one additional year on cork after disgorgement. Dosage is less than 3g/L but in past vintages has been zero dosage.


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