If the measure of a producer is judged by the quality of their Non-Vintage blend/s, then there is no finer range than those from Hébrart.
2 x 'Selection' Vieille Vignes Premier Cru NV
Hébrart’s old-vine ‘Selection Brut NV’ has to be one of the knockout bargains available. Only the first free run juice is used in the blend, giving a purity and vivid expression to the wine. Wonderful, lifted aromatics of spicy, red fruits with lifted white floral, citrus overlays. Textured and full on the palate, there is spine of mineral acidity that finishes fresh and leaves you wanting more. Hebrart consistently over-delivers and just gets better with every release. ‘Vieille Vignes’ – average vine age an impressive 45 years. 70% Pinot Noir from the Premier Cru Mareuil-sur-Ay and 30% Chardonnay from the Grand Crus Chouilly and Oiry. The base wine is a blend of 85% 2012, and 15% 2010. 54 months on lees. Dosage 7.5 gms/ltr MCR(rectified concentrated grape must). Disgorged April 2017
2 x Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Brut NV
Mareuil is most famous for the quality of it’s Pinot Noir, yet there are small parcels of exceptional Chardonnay. This component has given a fullness and richness to the wine while the fruit from the Cote des Blancs adds an aromatic lift and edge. Opulent and creamily textured yet kept in perfect balance, by vibrant, mineral acidity. Multi-layered and textured, this over delivers in every way. The blend is a mix of 85% Chardonnay from the Premier Cru Mareuil-sur-Ay and 15% Chardonnay from the Grand Crus of Chouilly and Oiry. Base wines are 65% 2014, 29% 2013, and 6% from 2012. 38 months on lees. Dosage 7 gms/ltr MCR(rectified concentrated grape must). Disgorged April 2017
2 x Rose Brut Premier Cru NV
Decanter Magazine’s “Top 10 Grower Champagnes to Try”– Equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sourced from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, this encases its exuberant fruit within a sleek, racy structure, feeling succulently ripe yet imparting an elegant impression, thanks to its silky texture and graceful overall balance. 17.5 pts -Peter Liem The blend is a mix of 50% Chardonnay (2014), 43.5% Pinot Noir (2013 & 2012) and 6.5% barrel-fermented Pinot Noir (2013)for colour, all from the Premier Cru of Mareuil-sur-Ay. 24 months on lees. Dosage 7 gms/ltr MCR(rectified concentrated grape must). Disgorged July 2017 Normal Price $470 special offer $375
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