Guiborat Grand Cru Prisme 14 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV
Guiborat Grand Cru Prisme 14 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne NVRegular price Regular Price: $59.99 Sale price
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Practicing organic. 100% Chardonnay. Sourced from 3 parcels in Grand Cru villages in the Cote de Blancs. From Cramant – Les Bergeries (planted in 1984) and from Chouilly- Le Mont Aigu (planted in 1970 and 1979) and Les Caurés (planted in 1946 and 1998). Deep chalk soil. The older vines of Chardonnay (all are over 30 years old), from parcels which give the best expression of the chalk make up the cuvee Prisme. For Prisme only the first juice of the press is used. The grapes from each parcel are kept separate and vinified individually in stainless steel (94%) and neutral 400 liter barrels (6%) to keep the identity of each terroir. After fermentation the base wines have a lengthy elevage on their lees (at least 7 months) until assemblage and bottling the following Spring. In Richard’s quest for an absolute minimum of intervention and transparency, malo is blocked on the base wines. The goal of Prisme is an emphasis on the chalk of Cramant and Chouilly. Currently 2014 vintage. Aged for a minimum of 44 on the lees months in the chalk cellars beneath the winery before disgorgement. Dosage of 4.5 g/l. Aged an additional 6 months after disgorgement before release.