What is just lovely is the informative back label. This was 2017 based with reserve wines from the three preceding vintages. It’s a 68% PN 32% CH blend that was fermented and aged in oak. Grapes come from Bouzy, Ambonnay, Louvois and Tauxières. 4190 bottles and 400 magnums made, dosage 3.5g/l, disgorged Dec 2019.
- NV Georges Remy Champagne Premier
Cru Les Quatre Terroirs - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (1.1.2021)
On the nose richly fruited and oxidative with notes of apricot, orange peel, baking spices, judicious yet obvious oak and faint toastiness. Has a brandy-like quality but not in a bad way. On the palate rich, vinous and dry with some bitterness. Sports a very nice palate-coating and persistent mousse. Despite the ripeness, a somewhat oxidative feel and the oak it has good freshness and tanginess that give it a lively feel. Pretty well judged dosage, comes off as balanced and altogether enjoyable with a seamless, lingering finish. Solid on its own but has qualities that scream to be paired with food. A broad Champagne with certain weight, successful in this style I would say.