Francis Egly   Champagne, France  
 
 
 
  ● FINEST GROWER in Ambonnay, the greatest 100% Grand Cru village of Champagne.
● Some of Champagne’s OLDEST VINES (average is 45 years).
● CORE VINEYARDS are Ambonnay Pinot Noir on the best sites of the MONTAGNE DE REIMS.  
● This is supplemented with fruit from superb sites in Bouzy and Verzenay.  
● COLD CELLAR allowing reduced use of Sulphur and extended maturation of wines on the lees.
● LONGER FINE LEES AGING on the yeasts. Champagne legal minimum is 18 months.  At Egly nothing is less than 42 MONTHS on lees.
● LOWER DOSAGE possible for reasons made clear above.
● FINE and fewer Bubbles — truly VINOUS CHAMPAGNE.
● Practices ORGANIC FARMING.
● NEVER FINED OR FILTERED.  Rare in Champagne.
● POWER and CONCENTRATION equal to the great wines of the world.
● AMAZINGLY VERSATILE FOOD WINE.   To be enjoyed throughout a meal.
● The model for Francis Egly is GREAT BURGUNDY  
● AGEWORTHY  WINES - The entire lineup, including NV Brut.

Francis is some 50 years old and took over full-time from his dad Michel in 1992.  It was in 1989 that Michel Egly first decided to make a pure Pinot Noir Champagne that shocked the old timers who felt bold Pinot Noir needed Chardonnay to soften its aggressive tendancies.   Thus, was born the legendary Blanc de Noir Les Crayeres Brut.

With some of the choicest sites and oldest Pinot Noir vines of any producer in the Montagne de Reims, Francis Egly gives you classic fruit qualities that you typically only find in great Burgundy. There are yellow fruits evident in the Pinot Noir, suggestions of peaches and apricots, and even blood orange notes.  These are noble and complex qualities found in great red wine.

More time on lees gives the wines added complexity ; added depth; and contributes to the intensity and vinousness of the entire lineup .    Perhaps the most remarkable wine of Egly-Ouriet is the “basic” Brut NV that is often better than elite level crus.  It is aged a minimum of 48 months on the lees giving it exceptional density, complexity and serious aging potential.  It is 100% Grand Cru. 
 
 
  Wines:      
  Note: * indicates limited item, please consult your sales rep for availability size formats other than 750ml may not contain wine information.      
 
Champagne Blanc de Noirs 'Les Crayeres' VV, Egly-Ouriet      
Champagne Brut 1er Cru NV 'Les Vignes de Vrigny' Egly-Ouriet      
Champagne Brut NV Rose, Egly-Ouriet      
Champagne Brut NV Rose, Egly-Ouriet     (1500ML)
Champagne Brut Tradition NV Egly-Ouriet      
Champagne Extra Brut 'VP' Grand Cru, Egly-Ouriet     (1500ML)
Millesime, {100% Grand Cru} Egly-Ouriet 2003   (1500ML)
Prestige Vintage Brut, '100% Grand Cru', Egly-Ouriet 2004    
Prestige Vintage Brut, '100% Grand Cru', Egly-Ouriet 2005    
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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