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Pierre Peters L'Esprit Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2016

Per Bottle
£110.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Pierre Péters, one of Champagne’s most renowned growers, produces exclusively Blanc de Blancs champagnes, which are rated as some of the finest produced in the region. The Domaine is based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger consisting of 82 plots over nearly 20 hectares of sustainably-managed vineyards, sixteen of which lie within the Côte des Blancs, primarily in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, as well as the other prized villages of Avize, Cramant, Oger and Vertus. Sixth-generation owner, Rodolphe Péters took over the running of the family estate from his father, François in 2008, having been involved in the assemblage since 2000. He initiated the house’s ‘perpetual reserve’ of reserve wines in the late 1990s. A graduate in oenology and business, Rodolphe believes that “a good winemaker must listen to his raw materials,” practising minimal intervention both the winery and the vineyards.

Weather: The 2016 vintage was not without its challenges. There was frost in late spring and very low temperatures in the vineyards, followed by a wet May, June and July, which increased the threat of disease. Thankfully August was warm and dry, which saved the crop, and harvest began on schedule in September. Fruit-forward, lush wines with vibrant acidity.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand cru | Le Mesnil, Oger, Cramant and Avize
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 4 years on the lees
Dosage: 5g/l
Disgorged: February 2021
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: Luminous pale gold. On the nose, delicate floral notes interlace with dried fruits, citrus and almond. There is a soft mineral influence that adds both complexity and elegance. The palate is well-balanced and stylishly elegant, with delicate notes of lemon and stone fruit, tangerine and toasted bread. The finish is persistent with candied citrus flavors and a chalky minerality that adds a twist of salinity.
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Expert Reviews
93/100
Antonio Galloni
“The 2016 Brut Cuvée Millésime L'Esprit is laced with the essence of tropical fruit, exotic white flowers and lemon confit. Intensely perfumed and radiant, the 2016 offers tons of near and medium-term appeal. This is an especially racy, aromatic, weightless edition of the Esprit. Dosage is 4.5-5.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: February, 2021. ”
93/100
William Kelley
“The 2016 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millésime L’Esprit de 2016 is lovely, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, nectarine, white flowers, ripe citrus fruit and warm bread. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and precise, it's charming and fine-boned, with a pretty core of fruit, racy acids and a pearly mousse.”
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