The V.P. stands for Vieillissement Prolongé (prolonged ageing), as the wine spends so long on lees. A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. The fruit comes from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay – all great Grand Cru terroirs. Vinification and élevage are in oak casks, with the dosage being a tiny 2 g/L, so seriously Extra Brut. The power of the fruit, plus the extended lees ageing grants such harmony, so much length, complexity and texture, that the dosage seems irrelevant. It’s a vinous, pure Champagne of great stature and breed. Powerful, yet with so much finesse. After resting some seven years in bottle in the Egly-Ouriet cellars, this cuvée is singing. - Importer Note
'Few producers can equal Francis Egly in skill and experience, and larger houses cannot hope to emulate the cultivation norms, " - Michel Bettane, The World's Greatest Wines.
'What Larmandier-Bernier achieves with Chardonnay, so Egly-Ouriet manages for Pinot Noir: wines of riveting purity and concentration. " - Andrew Jefford, The New France
|Product Type||Wine Sparkling Champagne|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|