Champagne Extra Brut 'VP' Grand Cru, Egly-Ouriet
  Francis Egly
       
 
  Item Code: FEO-050
  Appellation: Champagne
  Region: Champagne
  Country: France
  Varietal: PINOT NOIR
  Wine Type: SPARKLING
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  Wine Information:
Pale gold with green tinges and small bubbles.  Flowers and blackberries on the nose with hints of citrus, nuts and apricots.  Precise mouth is driven by chalk and mineral; balanced with nuts and fresh-baked fruits.

The "VP" here stands for "Vieillisement Prolonge" ("prolonged aging"), which reflects its meaning in the composition of the wine: 50% from the 1998 vintage, with an assortment of reserve wines from all the way back to 1995.  

The dosage here is less than 2 grams per liter, making it an extra-brut. Seven years on the yeasts yields such harmony of bubbles and wine, so much length, complexity and texture that the dosage of sugar can be lowered  (at disgorgement time) to a bare minimum, and the result will be a vinous, pure Champagne that nonetheless avoids seeming overly dry.
     

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