Egly Ouriet

Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual, unforgettable and highly sought after, a “cult” wine for Champagne lovers who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this small family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. There are winemakers who craft fine wine, and then there are artists who redefine the craft. When we witnessed the transition in the 1980s from Michael Egly to his son, Francis, it was clear that Francis wasn’t going to be satisfied with the Champagne status quo. He doesn’t consider his competition among the great Champagne houses, but instead among the legendary producers of Burgundy. Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years longer than almost any other Champagne house are some of the practices that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly-Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these bottles are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

Champagne Egly Ouriet

Egly Ouriet : Brut 1er Cru "Les Vignes de Vrigny" - 1 x 75cl

by Egly Ouriet
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Description

Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

Characteristics

TERROIRS

  • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Meunier (100%) 

    WINEMAKING 

    • NON VINTAGE
    • OAK AGED : Aged in Oak
    • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
    • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

      TASTING

      • PAIRINGS : Smoked salmon; Asian-inspired cuisine, especially sushi
      • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
        Ratings
        • Parker 91 / 100

        Description

        Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

        Characteristics

        TERROIRS

        • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (70%) Chardonnay (30%) 

          WINEMAKING 

          • NON VINTAGE
          • OAK AGED : Aged in Oak
          • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
          • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

            TASTING

            • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
            • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
              Ratings
              • Parker 91 / 100

              Description

              Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

              Characteristics

              TERROIRS

              • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (65%) Chardonnay (35%) 

                WINEMAKING 

                • NON VINTAGE
                • OAK AGED : Aged in Oak
                • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

                  TASTING

                  • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
                  • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                    Ratings
                    • Parker 93 / 100

                    Description

                    Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

                    Characteristics

                    TERROIRS

                    • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (30%)

                      WINEMAKING 

                      • NON VINTAGE
                      • OAK AGED : Aged in Oak
                      • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                      • DOSAGE : Extra Brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

                        TASTING

                        • PAIRINGS :Rich seafood (like scallops or crab with garlic/ ginger), roasted duck with stone fruit
                        • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                          Ratings
                          • Parker 92 / 100

                          Description

                          Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

                          Characteristics

                          TERROIRS

                          • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (30%)

                            WINEMAKING 

                            • NON VINTAGE
                            • OAK AGED : Aged in Oak
                            • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                            • DOSAGE : Extra Brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

                              TASTING

                              • PAIRINGS :Charcuterie or smoked meats/fish; well-aged, ripe cheeses
                              • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                                Ratings
                                • Parker 92 / 100

                                Description

                                Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

                                Characteristics

                                TERROIRS

                                • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (30%)

                                  WINEMAKING 

                                  • VINTAGE 2007
                                  • OAK AGED : Aged in Oak
                                  • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                                  • DOSAGE : Extra Brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

                                    TASTING

                                    • PAIRINGS : Smoked fish; fresh shellfish; sushi; white meats
                                    • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                                      Ratings

                                      Description

                                      Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

                                      A silky, seductive and pure older-vine Pinot Noir from the grand-cru rated, pure chalk soils of Ambonnay. Aromas remind of a fine Vosne-Romanée, floral and precise. This is the pinnacle of Ambonnay Rouge, bar none; made in very small quantities.

                                      APPELLATION: Coteaux Champenois AOC BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir

                                      VINEYARDS: Low-yielding estate vines, rated grand cru, are located in Ambonnay. Winemaker Francis Egly selects fruit from older vines mid-slope on a single parcel, which is shaped naturally like an amphitheater, and faces south. Soils combine chalk and limestone.

                                      AGE OF VINES: 50+ years

                                      WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for 20 months in barrel, with 30% new wood; the rest one-year barrels. Bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered.

                                      TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of raspberries, minerals, wildflowers, light spice. Silky yet weighty; texture reminds of Chambolle-Musigny. Flavors suggest red berries, light vanilla, minerals. Very long.

                                      PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled red meat; refined game dishes; aged French cheese

                                       

                                      Description

                                      Domaine Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual and unforgettable, a necessary experience for those who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines. What you’ll find at this family “grower” house is truly vinous Champagne, wines striking in their concentration and complexity. Winemaker Francis Egly’s practice of harvesting very ripe grapes and aging his wines in barrel for years are some of the technical decisions that set his art apart from the rest; yet it is the results that captivate. Egly- Ouriet Champagne is age-worthy, sumptuous and at times surreal; these wines are unquestionably the pinnacle of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

                                      Characteristics

                                      TERROIRS

                                      • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (30%)

                                        WINEMAKING 

                                        • VINTAGE 2005
                                        • OAK AGED : Aged in Oak
                                        • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
                                        • DOSAGE : Extra Brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

                                          TASTING

                                          • PAIRINGS : Smoked fish; fresh shellfish; sushi; white meats
                                          • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 10°C
                                            Ratings