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MARION BOSSER  XBT BDB 1ER CRU
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Bottle Size: 750ML
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MARION BOSSER EXTRA BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS 1ER CRU

90+ POINTS JOHN GILMAN-"Champagne Marion-Bosser Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Premier Cru NV (Hautvillers) The house of Marion-Bosser is run by the mother-daughter team of Bernadette and Elodie Marion, and their non-vintage Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut was my first experience with their wines. The wine is very well-made and still a tad on the young side, wafting from the glass in a bright and zesty nose of apple, pear, chalky minerality, a touch of lemon zest, warm biscuits and apple blossoms in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, brisk and focused, with a fine core of fruit, elegant mousse and very good length and grip on the young and well-balanced finish. The acids here are beautifully buffered by the mid-palate depth, so that even though this is very low in dosage, the wine is a delight to drink right out of the blocks. Classy Extra Brut. 2013-2025."

Bernadette and Elodie Marion perpetuate a family tradition (dating back to 1891) of making artisanal Champagnes in their home Montagne de Reims village of Hautvillers-- best known as the site of Dom Perignon’s abbey. We have been proudly stocking the Champagnes of this tiny (3,000 cases per year) mother-daughter domaine for a couple of years now and have always found them to be elegantly balanced and superbly crafted. That said, the ladies have simultaneously broken new ground and raised the bar with this limited (150 case) Extra Brut bottling as it ranks among the very best non-dosed Champagnes we have ever had. While the label says 1er Cru, all the fruit is sourced from a family friend in the Grand Cru hamlet of Oger. Oger lies in an east facing bowl between the hillocks of Mesnil and Cramant. With the village’s extra sun exposure its Champagnes gain more ripeness and girth than those from neighboring villages, a factor which keeps this ultra-Brut from being overly austere. Mainly (73%) composed from the excellent 2008 vintage with full malolactic fermentation, this Chardonnay Champagne carries a scant dosage of just one-half gram per liter. Disgorged just this past June, this Champagne offers a developing nose that presents flourishes of damp chalk, white flowers, and caramel. It reflects its Oger origins on the palate with its ripe, citrusy fruit that is deftly juxtaposed over a firm chalky/stony undercarriage. This Marion-Bosser impresses with its subtle sense of power and length of flavor and is a must buy for those who prefer their Champagne very dry and want to experience the apex of Côte des Blancs purity.
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