Champagne Hebrart Brut 1er Cru Cuvee Selection Vieilles Vignes NV

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  • Type:

    Sparkling

  • Country:

    France

  • Region:

    Champagne

  • ABV:

    12%

  • Grape:

    Champagne Blend

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    Jean-Paul Hebrart

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Champagne Hebrart Brut 1er Cru Cuvee Selection Vieilles Vignes NV - Wine

Tasting Notes

An elegant, precise and mineral Champagne, hints of pear and plum are underpinned by a salty backbone and a touch of jasmine on the finish.

Production Notes

Each parcel was gently pressed and vinified separately to preserve the individual characteristics of the terroir. This wine is made from the "Coeur de Cuvee" or the heart of the free-run juice. Fermentation took place in small temperature controlled tanks followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged for a minimum of three years. Degorgement was carried out approximately six months prior to release.

Critics Reviews

Vinous 93pts (tasted Nov 18) - The NV Brut Selection Vieilles Vignes is a cuvée of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay old vines, all from Mareuil, based on the 2013 vintage, so two years older than the base vintage of the Cuvee de Reserve. The old vines and the natural pedigree of 2013 confer a palpable sense of weight, texture and overall resonance. Creamy and expansive on the palate, with layers of flavor, the Selection is a gorgeous wine from Marc Hebrart.

Producer Profile

Marc Hebrart and his wife started making Champagne in 1963, adding plots little by little due to the high price of land in Champagne. In 1997, Marc retired and his son Jean-Paul became director. Their estate now covers 15.5 hectares, over 68 plots spread across the Marne's two river banks. In the Côtes des Blancs, Hebrart’s Grand Cru terroirs of Avize, Oiry and Chouilly produce fine, ripe and mineral Chardonnays. The Premier Cru terroirs of Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Bisseuil and Avenay-Val-d'Or in the Vallee de la Marne and Montagne de Reims produce juicy and structured Pinot Noirs. This diversity and estate supply enables Jean-Paul to create very precise cuvees and to control the quality from the vineyard to the winemaking. In the vineyard, natural methods are used to cultivate the vines. In 2014, Hebrart was quoted as being among the 100 Best Wine Producers in the World by Wine&Spirits Magazine.