Champagne Suenen - "Les Robarts" Blanc de Blancs Cramant Grand Cru Extra Brut 2016 750ml (12.5% ABV)
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Aurelien Suenen is a young cult Cote de Blanc producer, and this is the most layered and full bodied release in the line up (we got 3 bottles and one is for us!).
single parcel, only 1 barrel produced per vintage
An outstandingterroir, the vineyard ofLes Robartsstraddles the border between the Grand Cru villages of Cramant and Avize in the mighty Côte des Blancs. Renowned as one of two sources that make up Champagne Agrapart’s legendaryAvizoisecuvée, Aurélien Suenen’s parcel of vines lies at the top of a small hill in the Cramant section of this vineyard. Planted largely bysélection massale(the traditional practice of vineyard propagation with exceptional old vines), the average age of Suenen’s vines is approximately 40 years.
Originally planted in 1952, then further in 1978 and 1984 ... Suenen describes this terroir as combining the tension and salinity of Oiry with the concentration of Chouilly. It is the most textural of Suenen’s four lieux-dits releases and also, arguably the most complex
Les Robartssits on 30 cm of clay-rich soil over degraded upper Campanian chalk
intense and unforgettable, polished and precise, freshness minerality and acidity for a lifetime, emphatic bubbles, freshy baked praline pastry, bracing
region: Cramant, Champagne, France
style: bubbly / champagne method
farming/cellar: organic, aged in a single 20 hL oak barrel for 10 months before bottling, and spent a minimum of 5 years on its lees until disgorgement