Varnier-Fannière 'Cuvée Saint Denis' Brut
|Cépages: 100% Chardonnay|
|Assemblage: 60 % 2013, 40% 2012|
|Vineyard/Village: 100% Avize, from 70+ year old
parcel Vigne du Grand Père
|Elevage: Stainless steel|
|En Tirage Aging: 30 months|
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Press & Reviews
(100% chardonnay from Avize, half from 2009 and half from 2008; disgorged in May, 2013 after five years on its lees): Greenish straw. Perfumed, complex scents of melon, white peach and jasmine, with a smoky topnote. Juicy and penetrating, offering spicy pit and orchard fruit flavors and a jolt of chalky minerality. The mineral quality adds lift and bite to the finish, which lingers with impressive persistence and vivacity.
Denis Varnier's NV Brut Cuvée St. Denis is an exceptional wine endowed with superb depth, crystalline purity and fabulous overall balance. Lemon oil, pastry, white flowers and crushed rocks all literally jump out of the glass in this beautifully expressive Champagne. The St. Denis remains bright, floral and perfumed throughout, showing a slightly brighter side of Chardonnay than the Jean Fannière. The Cuvée St. Denis, from a parcel with 70+ year old vines in Avize, is stunning today. This release is equal parts 2009 and 2008 vintages, disgorged in May 2013.