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Champagne Brut ‘Le Brut’, A. Margaine

Cépages: Chardonnay 88%, 12 % Pinot Noir
Assemblage: Base 2016 48%, Reserve wines 52% (2015,2013,2012,2011,2006)
Blend with 66% without Malo-lactic fermentation
Vineyard/Village: 100% Villers Marmery 1er Cru
Malo: 1/3rd Malo
Elevage: Stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 18 months
Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise
UPC:
7-47736-49838-0

Tasting Notes

I wish I were named “Cuvée le Brut” instead of my actual name, Gibbery Wobblestein (“Terry Theise” is a pseudonym). In the early days of this portfolio—jeez, 20 years ago—this was among my most beloved NVs, and then there seemed to be a kind of trough, and now it’s gorgeous once more. It’s gorgeous, and there is nothing remotely like it. Another lovely edition of Margaine, that will improve with more time on the cork. Still pale, with an almost ghostly, eerie clarity, a high-register shimmer, diaphanous and spectral, and the finish is like tiny white sparks are shooting from your tongue. The customary flavors of jasmine and talc are certainly present, but it’s the haunting ethereal pealing that you’ll remember. —Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2018-10-25