Aubry & Fils - Brut, Champagne, France (NV)
An elegant wine with orchard fruit, spice, dried flowers and mint. Very pretty with firm, linear acidity and fine mousse.
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35% Chardonnay, 30% Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 5% Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromenteau.
From the premier cru vineyards of Jouy-lès-Reims and Villedommange, the is 50% vintage and a 50% assemblage of a perpetual reserve dating back to 1998. A portion of the Chardonnay is aged in used barrique, while the remainder is aged in steel. This cuvee spends 24+ months on lees before disgorgement.
Pierre and Philippe Aubry, descendants of a line of winegrowers since 1790 pay attention to every single vine of their 13 hectares, split over 50 different plots across Montagne de Reims.
Breaking away from the typical styles of the large merchant houses, they have revived and replanted many plots of Arbanne, Petit Meslier, Fromenteau, and Enfumé. Their first harvests of these varieties were in 1993 and 1994, and each one represents a unique feature in their wines.