J. Vignier

Champagne | Côte de Blancs | Cramant

Vignier’s holdings are now in the Grand Cru Villages of Cramant, Chouilly and Oiry, as well as some parcels in the Côte de Sézanne. Nathalie first worked as an insurance adjuster for wineries in Burgundy and Champagne and was called home to take over the estate by her father. She is slowly aligning the estate to her philosophy: higher ripeness, a return of oak to the cellar and no use of herbicides or pesticides. The Vignier family motto is “La bonté de l’esprit et la grandeur de courage,” which means “the goodness in spirit, and the courage to greatness.” There is a lot to look forward to from this grower in the future.

J. Vignier 2008 QVFMR "Ma Petite Friandise" Extra-Brut

This is the first release from Nathalie's Cuvée Éphemère series (QVFMR). These are small batches of Champagne that she has been making over the years. They are unique experiences, not to be repeated; hence their ephemeral quality. The first is this 2008 100% Grand Cru from Cramant which was fermented in stainless and then ages in neutral oak and bottles in 375ml bottles only. Nathalie has named it "Ma petite Friandise" ("My little delicacy") and it is a delight. It was disgorged in Summer 2017 and finished with 3 grams/L cane sugar. It is a new mark of quality for this grower and my only regret is that it only comes in half bottles and that it won’t come again.

  • 2008
  • Chardonnay
  • Grand Cru
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Côtes des Blancs
  • Organic
  • Cramant
  • Cretaceous Chalk
  • 96 months in bottle
  • Neutral barrel
  • Sugar cane 3
  • 3.8
  • Summer 2017
  • 375 ml

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