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Pierre Peters Cuvee de Reserve Blanc de Blancs NV

Mix 12
£112.00
Mix 6
£114.00
Per Bottle
£118.00
Description & Technical Information
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Pierre Peters, one of Champagne’s most renowned growers, produces exclusively Blanc de Blancs champagnes, which are generally rated as being among the finest produced in the region. The domaine is based in Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger. The domaine owns 82 plots over nearly 20 hectares of sustainably-managed vineyards. Sixteen hectares lie within the Cote des Blancs, primarily in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, as well as the other prized villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger and Vertus. The Extra Brut is made using fruit which comes from a selection of the best plots from Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Oger, Cramant and Avize.

This is Rodolphe Peters’ main wine made from a blend of 2017 Chardonnay from top villages in the Côte des Blancs, mainly in the home village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The wine remains in tank on lees until the assemblage, when 50% reserve wines were added to the blend. The reserve wines come from Rodolphe’s ‘perpetual reserve’ which was founded on the 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1996 harvests, though today only a small percentage of those vintages would remain in the reserve. These reserve wines are stored in a combination of large wooden barrels (foudres), concrete and stainless steel vats.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger in the heart of the Cote des Blancs
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Lees Ageing: 2 years
Dosage: 6 g/l
Disgorged: September 2020
Base vintage: 2017
Reserve wines: 50% from 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1996 harvests.
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: The Cuvée de Réserve is pale gold in colour with a fine mousse and vivacious bubbles. The nose is powerful, displaying saline and flint aromas at first, followed by white fruits. The palate has great energy and an elegant texture, with vibrant notes of hazelnuts and fresh almonds.
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Expert Reviews
92/100
Antonio Galloni
“The NV Brut Cuvée de Réserve Grand Cru is fabulous. A Champagne of tension and energy, the Cuvée de Réserve has real presence, not to mention tons of class. Citrus, jasmine, mint and crushed rocks are some of the many nuances that race out of the glass. In this release, the Cuvée de Réserve has a light tropical quality that is both exotic and hugely appealing. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: March, 2021.”
92/100
Josh Raynolds
“Light gold. Highly perfumed bouquet of yellow apple, pear skin and quinine, with a smoky mineral overtone. Spicy orchard and candied citrus fruit flavors are complemented by notes of sweet butter and anise and gain weight with air. The impressively focused finish shows strong mineral cut and lingering spiciness.”
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“A more friendly, approachable wine than the Extra Brut – and more tight knit. Very fine bead and great, sappy balance between the delicate fruit and something more substantial – presumably the reserve wines. Really quite fine and rewarding with this more mature undertow beneath the particularly zesty initial impression.”
91/100
Antonio Galloni
“The NV Blanc de Blancs Cuvée de Réserve is such a gorgeous wine. Bright, mineral and savory, with attractive tropical accents, the Cuvée de Réserve offers striking nuance and tons of class. This release is based on 2016, with reserve wines that go back to 1988. Partially blocked malolactic fermentation helps preserve a measure of freshness, but what impresses most is the wine’s total sense of balance. For readers who want to know what the Côte des Blancs is all about, without spending the money for an elite cuvée, this is the place to start.”
92/100
William Kelley
“Based on the 2017 vintage and disgorged in May 2021, the latest release of Péters's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvée de Réserve continues to show very nicely. Bursting with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, honeycomb, white flowers and fresh bread, it's medium-bodied, pillowy and generous, with a refined mousse and an elegantly fleshy core of fruit. This is a fine-boned, weightless blanc de blancs that's disarmingly easy to drink.”
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