Marchebrart brut

Brut, "Cuvée de Reserve" NV

Marc Hébrart

"One of the most improbable PN-based NVs in all of Champagne, it has euphoric varietal fruit but is cirrus-clear, with the texture of cool steel. This one's a teeny bit slimmer than last year - that's 2010 - but round `n red yet as pointed as an acupuncture needle. The equipoise between chalk-dust and sweet fruit is striking." (Terry Theise)

Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation/ava:
Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ
Vintage:
NV
Wine type:
Sparkling
Grape:
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Size:
375 mL, 750 mL
Rating:
91

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Biodynamic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
12
Closure:
Caged cork

Reviews

  • "91 points. The NV Brut Cuvee de Reserve is a fabulous wine. Sweet red berries, lime and jasmine emerge from this taut, wiry Champagne. The wine flows across the palate with notable energy and tons of appeal. This is a gorgeous NV bottling." (Wine Advocate)
  • "91 points. Firm and mouthwatering with racy acidity, this features a core of ground spice, fresh ginger and citrus zest, with a minerally undertow layered with fresh-cut quince and poached pear. Creamy finish. Disgorged July 2012. Drink now through 2020." (Wine Spectator)

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