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Alexandre Penet 1er Cru Extra Brut MV

Alexandre Penet 1er Cru Extra Brut MV

50% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay. In 2011, Penet decided to create a négociant label to complement the estate portfolio: he wanted to grow his business and sell more wine, but he didn't want to give up estate-bottling the Penet-Chardonnet range. His idea is to make wines in a similar style to Penet-Chardonnet, "not necessarily of lower quality, but more accessible," he says. Like the wines of Penet-Chardonnet, these are ripe, full-flavored champagnes, released with low dosages, or no dosage, but having plenty of depth and character to compensate. No wonder why the great champagne critic, Peter Liem, said Alexandre Penet is a name to watch out for. This Premier Cru Extra Brut shows off the terroir of Montagne de Reims in a distinctive, highly drinkable way. A wine filled with pears, citron, and spices this champagne is remarkably balanced. Be on the lookout for Alexandre Penet's wines as these will become highly allocated, hard-to-find wines very, very soon.

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SKU: 1946374100000750
Wine Specs
Varietal
Champagne Blend
Jancis Robinson
17
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Mainly from their grand cru vineyard in Verzy supplemented by Meunier from the Montagne de Reims. 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay.Dosage 6 g/l. Tight bead and pretty tight everything at the moment but not painfully dry or tart. Strong Pinot aromas on the nose and breadth on the palate. Neat and fresh with particularly impressive persistence. Most agreeable, nicely integrated even if still youthful blend." - Jancis Robinson
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