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 "Les Jardins D'Elise" Grand Cru Extra-Brut

Nathalie's 2008 expression of her ephemeral cuvée, QVFMR, is focused on three Cramant lieux-dits originally planted by her great-grandmother, Elise - Chenelots, Marais and Herbin. Vines at these sites range from 25 to 45 years in age and grow on complex soils of chalk, marl and clay. As is typical for the QVFMR cuvées, the wine was fermented in used oak barrels and aged on the fine lees until bottling in June of 2009. From there the wine was left to rest, en tirage, for 13 years before being disgorged by hand and finished with a faint dosage.

  • 2008
  • Chardonnay
  • Grand Cru
  • France
  • Champagne
  • Côte des Blancs
  • Certified Sustainable by Socofret
  • Cramant
  • South, southwest, northeast
  • Cretaceous chalk, marl, loam
  • Neutral oak barrel
  • Neutral oak barrel
  • 2.7
  • 2.7
  • 750 ml

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