Egly Ouriet Brut Rosé Grand Cru
“The Egly-Ouriet Champagnes are built on maniacal attention in the vineyards, vinification in oak, long aging in bottle before disgorgement and low dosage, all of which yield rich, vinous Champagnes of tremendous density and power. … These wines confirm Egly's standing among the elite grower estates in Champagne.”
- Antonio Galloni
Vintages: 2012 (60%), 2011 (20%) & 2010 (20%)
Disgorgement: October 2018
Time on lees: 51 months
One of the greatest rosé wines of Champagne and a wine of haunting finesse. The blend is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay with 60% coming from the great 2012 vintage and 40% vins de réserve (split almost equally between 2011 and 2010). Then there is the 5% of Egly’s Coteaux Champenois Rouge (the finest red wine of the AOC in our opinion, though not only ours) that gives the wine its colour and a great deal of character as well. Dosage is a negligible 3g/l. The fruit is from 100% Grand Cru vines, grown by one of the most meticulous vignerons of the region. Unbelievably fine, perfumed and ‘Pinot’ fruited, this is something truly special. Fascinatingly, it is, as always, Egly’s most delicate wine.