MES FAVORITES

Vieilles Vignes Extra Brut Mareuil-sur-Aÿ Champagne Marc Hébrart NV

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Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Colour White
Origin France, Champagne
Village Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
ABV 12.5%

75% PN from Mareuil, 25% Chardonnay also from Mareuil. Old vines, massale selection Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ 1er Cru; All old vine, massale sélection from Faubourg d’Enfer, Pruche, Cotes, Haute de Varille, Croix Blanches-Maladrie, Beauregard, Ramonette, Buisson Saint Loup, Sente de Demoiselles Malo: Yes élevage: Stainless Steel sur latte: 48 Months L&S (Sept 2022)

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80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. From lieux-dits Faubourg d'Enfer, Pruches, Haut-Varille, Croix Blanche, Maladrie, Beauregard, Ramonette, Buisson St-Loup, Cotes and Sente des Demoiselles. From vintages 2018 and 2019. Disgorged 14 September 2022.
I love the ripe, creamy, citrus-drenched tang of this which smells like Greek yogurt swirled through with caramelised butter. Long and insistent bringing white and jasmine flowers on the finish and a sense of stones right at the end.
Drinking range: 2024 - 2029 Rating: 16.5 Tamlyn Currin - www.JancisRobinson.com (May 2024)

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay. Mass selection old vines from nine different plots. Vinified in small stainless-steel tanks. Base wines from 2016 to 2018. 42 months sur lattes. Dosage 5 g/l.
Light aromas of bakery, lemon cupcake, perhaps. But a bit more complexity on the palate. Lime-zested pears and a tiny bit of dried dill and tarragon giving a sense of green spice. Nice mousse. Clipped but not harsh. Actually reminds me of a very nice kohlrabi slaw with orange juice – which probably doesn't sound nearly as good as it tastes.
Drinking range: 2023 - 2025 Rating: 16 Tamlyn Currin - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jun 2023)

The NV Brut Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay taken from ten lieux-dits in Mareuil. Rich, creamy and ample in feel, Mes Favorites offers a beguiling mix of old-vine intensity wrapped around a core of bright acids. Kirsch, dried flowers, mint, spice and pear build as this showy, inviting Champagne offers a warm embrace. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged: January18, 2022. Drinking range: 2023 - 2032 Rating: 93 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Nov 2023)

Champagne Marc Hébrart

Marc Hébrart started making his own Champagne in 1962, and the domaine is now run by Jean-Paul, who took over in 1997. Jean-Paul tries to add to the family holdings every year, believing that even at current prices it's still a good long-term bet. He's currently running 16 hectares, 8 ha of Pinot in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Chardonnay in Oiry, Avize, Chouilly and Cramant, and more Pinot in Louvois and Aÿ - as well as the Clos le Léon in Dizy: in total 80 parcels in 11 villages.

The vineyards are farmed sustainably, with as little input as possible. Vinification is by parcel to give the widest possible palette when it comes to blending, and or course allowing for single-vineyard releases like the Clos Léon, a rare walled Clos in the village of Dizy. Most of the Champagnes are made in stainless steel, but since 2004 there has been a barrel-fermented cuvée which blends some of his Chardonnays on the Côte de Blancs with some of his best Pinot Noirs to the north of the Marne - 'Rive Droite-Rive Gauche'.

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