No reviews yet
Item #:
Bottle Size:
Quantity On Hand:
Decanter Score: 94 Open Decanter Score: rating modal
Decanter Score: Logo

Founded in 1975, Decanter is the oldest consumer wine publication in the UK. Engaging with wine lovers in over 100 countries around the globe, Decanter is the world's leading wine media brand with a total monthly reach in excess of 2.2 million.

(You save $12.97 )
A new bottling that acts as a worthy "entry level" introduction to the sumptuous splendors of Egly-Ouriet. 'Les Prémices' is a classic trilateral blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier sourced from mature vines planted on the sandy soils of the Massif de Saint-Thierry near the village of Trigny just northwest of Reims. Note that the French word 'premices' which signifies "a beginning" is derived from the Latin 'primitiae', which means the first fruits of the harvest set aside as an offering to the gods.
-"Toasty and yeasty aromas dominate on the first nose, with swirling smoky intrigue. It's full and rich on the tongue, with grilled brioche and creamy intensity paired with bruised apple skin and mashed apple flesh. Custard and viennoiserie characters give weight and body, while the finish perks up with bitter nut skin and greengage freshness. This is a Brut NV to stock up on, as the complexity is impressive for the price. An all-round winner."

"[Francis Egly's] fabled domaine enjoys a cult status shared by no other grower on the Montange de Reims. This tiny, pristine operation deserves its acclaim, capturing the profound complexity, intensity, and grandeur of the Montange's finest terroirs, without sacrificing the precision that underlies the revered Champagnes. These are ravishingly vinous sparkling wines, consistently among the most exactingly balanced of Champagne's power set, handcrafted by a creative, thoughtful artisan who painstakingly tends his vines naturally to full maturity...On this basis Egly-Ouriet remains the finest grower in Champagne right now, and my only 10/10 [rated] grower. This name might just be the hardest to pronounce in Champagne, but it is one you must remember and seek out at every possibility" - Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide Edition VI

Overall Rating

0 out of 5 Based on 0 Review

Leave A Review