Egly-Ouriet 1er Cru Les Vignes de Bisseuil
A new wine from this legendary family estate! The “vines of Bisseuil” are mostly Chardonnay, grow on south-facing slopes to the east of the village of Aÿ. An exciting departure from Pinot Noir-based blends, ‘Les Vignes de Bisseul’ is both racy and refined, a thrilling Chardonnay wine (with 10% Pinot Noir and 10% Meunier) that showcases all the tension and texture of the best of Egly Champagne.
A new cuvée from Egly makes its debut in the NV Brut Vignes de Bisseuil, a blend of 70% Chardonnay and the balance equal parts Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, all vinified in oak. This first release, disgorged in March 2021 with three grams dosage, is based on the 2016 vintage. Offering up aromas of crisp orchard fruit, lemon oil, mint, white flowers and almonds, it's medium to full-bodied, vinous and chiseled, its enveloping core of fruit girdled by bright acids and chalky structure. Concluding with a long, saline finish, it's a superb addition to the range that nips at the heels of Egly's NV Brut Grand Cru." - 91pts Robert Parker