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Pascal Doquet "Arpège" Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Arpège is now the basic, non-vintage wine at the estate, with the “Horizon” bottling now being firmly established in other markets. “Horizon” hails from the Côte du Pertois, south-east of Chalons and east of the Côte de Sézanne. It is a parcel that Pascal’s father planted in 1971. “Arpège” is in a different league; it's finer in tone and more complex. The chardonnay comes from Vertus, Villeneuve and Mont Aimé—the grapes that are not in the Coeur de Terroir series. The assemblage is 50% 2011, 50% reserve wine. It was bottled in May, 2013 and disgorged March, 2016 with 5 grams dosage MCR. There is substantial reserve wine in the blend, preserved in enamel tanks to maintain freshness. Aromas of spice, black tea and pear dominate the flinty-silex soils from the Mont Aimé and lend smokiness and depth to the structure.

  • N.V.
  • Chardonnay
  • Premier Cru
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Côte des Blancs
  • Vertus, Mont Aime, Villeneuve
  • Cretaceous chalk and silex over cretaceos chalk
  • Certified Organic
  • 50% 2011, 50% reserve wine
  • 12.5%
  • MCR 5 g/L
  • Yes
  • Spring 2016, Winter 2017
  • 750 ml
  • Champagne
  • 3760011500056
  • $59.99