Agrapart & Fils Les 7 Crus Brut, Champagne, France

Agrapart & Fils Les 7 Crus Brut, Champagne, France

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One of the top grower Champagnes.

Agrapart & Fils offers constant quality of wines known for their individual style of grower champagnes. Their biodynamic approach of ploughing and ‘’home-made’’ compost encourage the rooting and the microbial life of the soil, fermentation with the indigenous yeast from the grapes and a long ageing on the lees in oak barrels gives wines a character.

1,000 cases made.

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SCORES AND REVIEWS

Robert Parker - David Schinkel: "... displays uncommon delicacy, buoyancy, tension and nuance for an “intro-level” cuvee, and that uncannily combined with a sense of richness and purity to its white peach and grapefruit. Almond and pistachio cream lend allure; chalk and salt along with piquancy of peach kernel and toasted pumpkin seed impart interest, invigoration and saliva-inducement to an effusively juicy, succulent and refreshingly sustained finish. Seven grams of residual sugar, incidentally, is fairly high by estate standards but perfectly complements this wine’s forward fruit without engendering any sense of outright sweetness. This exceptional value in Champagne should remain irresistible for at least the next couple of years, and I shall be anxious to experience what happens further down the pike as I revisit the bottles I recently purchased. 92 Points

Antonio Galloni: "The NV Brut 7 Crus 1er Cru is a powerful, intense wine. This is an especially vinous style for Agrapart, but it all works nicely. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 7 Crus its decidedly pointed, vibrant personality, while a dollop of Pinot Noir (10%) adds weight through the mid-palate and into the finish. The 7 Crus is a terrific introduction to the Agrapart house style. Did I mention it is also absolutely delicious?" 92 points

Antonio Galloni: "Meticulous attention to farming and winemaking places Agrapart at or near the top of Champagne’s finest artisan growers. These remain some of the most fascinating wines in the region. Pascal Agrapart embodies the best of the artisan tradition in Champagnes, and his wines show it."

91 points, Wine Spectator: Floral and fresh, this elegant version offers hints of blackberry, slivered almond, tangy apple and smoky mineral riding a tightly knit, silky texture. Disgorged February 2014. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made.

Falstaff 93 points, Vinum 17 Points


PRODUCT DETAILS


  Agrapart & Fils:  Founded in 1894, Agrapart & Fils has become one of the finest grower estates in the Côte des Blancs. The geographic location of their spread over 12 hectar vineyards right in the heart of the Champagne region and in the Grand Cru villages is exceptional. His 10ha of vines lie largely in the grand cru villages of Avize, Cramant, Oiry and Oger.  Agrapart & Fils offers constant quality of wines known for their individual style of grower champagnes. Their biodynamic approach of ploughing and ‘’home-made’’ compost encourage the rooting and the microbial life of the soil, fermentation with the indigenous yeast from the grapes and a long ageing on the lees in oak barrels gives wines a character.  While it is not stated in the label, vines are cared according to natural rhythms and sensibilities, without any chemical pesticides or herbicides. Agrapart always ferments his wines with indigenous yeasts, which he feels is crucial to the expression of terroir, and a portion of the wines are aged in old, 600-litre oak casks.

Agrapart & Fils: Founded in 1894, Agrapart & Fils has become one of the finest grower estates in the Côte des Blancs. The geographic location of their spread over 12 hectar vineyards right in the heart of the Champagne region and in the Grand Cru villages is exceptional. His 10ha of vines lie largely in the grand cru villages of Avize, Cramant, Oiry and Oger.

Agrapart & Fils offers constant quality of wines known for their individual style of grower champagnes. Their biodynamic approach of ploughing and ‘’home-made’’ compost encourage the rooting and the microbial life of the soil, fermentation with the indigenous yeast from the grapes and a long ageing on the lees in oak barrels gives wines a character.

While it is not stated in the label, vines are cared according to natural rhythms and sensibilities, without any chemical pesticides or herbicides. Agrapart always ferments his wines with indigenous yeasts, which he feels is crucial to the expression of terroir, and a portion of the wines are aged in old, 600-litre oak casks.