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Pommery Cuvee Louise 2002

Mix 6
Per Bottle
Description & Technical Information
Champagne Pommery's prestige cuvée was first produced in 1979. Named after her daughter and a tribute to Madame Pommery's personality and vision, Cuvée Louise is a champagne with a very low sugar content, reflecting the origins of Brut Nature 1874. Containing wine from three Grand Cru plots: Avize and Cramant for the Chardonnay and Aÿ for the Pinot Noir, Cuvée Louise is aged on the lees for a minimum of eight years. The aim is to strike the perfect balance between the vintage and Pommery's unique tyle.

Weather: The 2002 vintage shaped up magnificently over the spring, with no significant frost and near-perfect flowering. Then followed a summer marked by long, sunny periods interspersed with regular cloudy and rainy spells. The vines were in good health and the dehydration of the grape berries helped them reach new heights of ripeness. Generally considered one of the best harvests in the last twenty years.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Chardonnay: Avize, Cramant | Pinot Noir: Aÿ
Grape Varieties: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Dosage: 5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: A vibrant yellow hue with slight hints of green. On the nose aromatic hints of lemon and grapefruit lead to citrus fruits and berries on the palate. This fruity flavour continues through the delicate long-lasting finish. A tremendous expression of a near-perfect vintage.
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Expert Reviews
Jancis Robinson MW
“Very pretty. Not flashy but finely sculpted. Reminds me of the role this wine played in this”
“The nose is elegant but fairly closed with hints of earth. The palate is fresh, dry and polished. A champagne that is structured and refined.”
Jancis Robinson MW
“Disgorged 13 September 2013. RS 5 g/l. 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. From EU stock of Pommery's European agent.
Tasted blind. Mid straw. Tense and tight with a long way to go. Lychees and lots of fruit. Refined. Really long and reverberant. Lifted. Quite a revelation.”
Richard Hemming
“Creamy, yoghurt, dairy - almost oaky? Then a dry, fibrous, lengthy finish. Loads of power and density. (RH)”
Roger Voss
“This well-aged wine from a top Champagne vintage is just now ready to drink after 12 years. It has a touch of toast, but it's the rich, complex texture and fine structure that set it apart. It's not a dry wine, it feels soft. It is so well integrated, elegant with hints of apples, a layer of minerality and still-fresh final acidity.”
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