Grand Cru Mailly-Champagne wine comes from Mailly-Champagne, a village on the “Montagne de Reims” classed Grand Cru 100%. It is available in Extra-Brut and Brut Nature versions.
Wine: Grand Cru Grande Montagne 2020
Appellation: Champagne Grand Cru
Terroir: Mailly-Champagne clay-limestone soil.
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Composition: 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay.
Dosage: Extra-Brut : 3 to 5 g/L
Brut Nature : 0 g/L
Bottle size: 75 cl
Vinification in small oak barrels and half hogsheads. 30 % of reserve wines (aged in oak barrels) enter into the blend. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place. Unfined.
Red fruits on the nose, with some citrus hints. The champagne has a straightforward profile in the mouth, with a small point of salty minerality.
Serve at 10 °C (50°F) as an aperitif, with poultry, white meat in a cream sauce, or a noble fish.
Robert Parker: 93 pts (brut nature)
Gerhard Eichelmann: * * * * (extra-brut), * * * * (brut nature)
Bettane & Desseauve 2015 : 17 /20 (extra-brut)
Jacques Dupont: 171⁄2 /20 (brut nature)
R.V.F. green Guide 2014: 16 /20 (extra-brut), 161⁄2 /20 (brut nature)
Guide Revel 2012 : 17 /20 *Editor’s choice* (extra-brut)