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Yann Alexandre Blanc de Blancs 2012

Mix 12
£64.00
Mix 6
£66.00
Per Bottle
£70.00
Delivered Tue 15th Jun In or Near London
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Delivered Thu 17th Jun Out of London
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Description & Technical Information
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Yann Alexandre is the eighth generation of his family to grow vines in the Petite Montagne de Reims, the third to make Champagne there. He and his wife, Severine, share a passion for horticulture that directly informs their viticulture. "We grow the vineyard like a garden," Yann explains. This is a high bar for two farmers working 6.3 hectares spread over 30 plots in nine villages. But is also essential to their philosophy: "I always try to put forward the characteristics of each plot of land and to reach perfect grape maturity and health." Vitality is achieved through intensive hand work and regenerative practices to which the Alexandres have been dedicated since 1999. Throughout the Petite Montagne, Meunier is the star grape, supported by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the grapes matched to soils of calcareous clay, white marls, stones, and flint. Yann declares his aim is "as natural a Champagne as possible," made from vital grapes, with minimal added sulfites, up to seven years lees aging, hand riddling and disgorgement, and "no detail left to chance."

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Montagne de Reims 100% Premier Cru from 5 parcels in Courmas and Les Hautes Plantes (Saint-Lumier-en-Champagne)
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: Partial malolactic fermentation; vinified in oak barrels
Lees Ageing: 7.5 years
Disgorged: 31 January 2020
Dosage: 6 g/l
Production: 3004 bottles
Drink: Now to 2025

Tasting Note: The aromatics leap out the glass that 2012 generous fruit characteristic, bright lemon with ripe apples and hints of tropical notes really draw you in. The palate has all those fruits, with pineapple and a smooth and round texture from long lees ageing finishing with a hint of spice. There is something quite delicate, has good weight yet a lightness of touch. After time in the you see the chalky and mineral character coming forward; the soils personality influencing what we taste. Tasted by Nick March 2021 and rated 17.5+/20
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