Nicolas Maillart 'Platine' Premier Cru Extra Brut Champagne
Winemaker Notes: Pinot Noir is dominant, with a complement of Chardonnay that brings freshness to the blend. The high percentage of reserve wines (30 to 40%) and ageing in barrels offers dependable consistency and classy style to this Extra Brut Platine. Only Grand and Premier Cru fruit is used in this wine, with origins in the Montagne de Reims, on vineyards owned and managed by the Maillart family. With a very gentle vinification process, all the natural richness of the grapes is kept. Aged around three years on the lees, this Brut Platine develops all its richness. A natural balance and freshness allows a low dosage (3 g/L).
Wine Spectator - "Spice and citrus zest notes accent the apricot, biscuit and pastry cream notes in this well-knit and lively Champagne. The creamy mousse carries the flavors to the graphite-laced finish."
Wine Enthusiast - "With its strongly Pinot Noir character, this dry Champagne is crisp and with enough fruit to give a full character that is fruity and textured at the same time. The wine is perfumed and structured with a light tannin and mineral touch."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "A blend of equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the NV Extra-Brut Premier Cru was disgorged in February 2019 with three grams per liter dosage. Offering up aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, dried white flowers and citrus oil, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a perceptibly drier, tangier profile than Maillart's more enveloping Brut Platine."
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