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Nicolas Maillart Mont Martin 2016

Mix 12
£64.00
Mix 6
£66.00
Per Bottle
£68.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Nicolas Maillart is a family run business, it is now the turn of the ninth generation to take the reins, in the form of Nicolas, who returned in 2003 after completing his studies in engineering and oenology. Nicolas is building on an almost three hundred year-old tradition and maintaining the house philosophy of bringing out the full potential of the Champagne terroirs in the wines. The Maison only have vines in the Premier and Grand Cru villages of the Montagne de Reims, mostly planted halfway up the hillside, ideally located for producing excellent quality wines. In keeping with the region’s typicity, their vineyards contain a high proportion of Pinot Noir vines (75%) together with Chardonnay. Maillart is one of the first Champagne estates labelled both HEV, High Environmental Value and Sustainable Viticulture. These awards recognise their environmental and economic performance taking account of biodiversity, pest strategy and water management.

Nicolas Maillart sorts his wines according to the type of soil and age of the vines. Some wines ferment in oak barrels and may undergo malolactic fermentation if necessary. This natural approach is the key in the cellar as well; the wines are fermented using wild yeasts and are neither filtered nor cold-stabilised. Nicolas Maillart Mont Martin is a single vineyard wine vinified 100% in small barrels.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Premier Cru single vineyard of Les Mont Martin
Grape Varieties: 100% Meunier
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented and no malolactic fermentation
Ageing: 3 years on the lees
Disgorged: February 2020
Dosage: 4 g/l
Drink: Now for 5+ years

Tasting Note: A champagne that reveals clearly the notes of Meunier. You have in the same time a great salinity, due to the terroir expression.
Champagne Nicolas Maillart Overview
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Expert Reviews
92/100
William Kelley
“The 2016 Extra-Brut Mont Martin reveals aromas of yellow orchard fruit, mirabelle plum, warm spices and honeycomb. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and sapid, with brisk acids and a pinpoint mousse, it's elegantly structured, concluding with chalky grip.”
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