Domaine Les Monts Fournois

Champagne, France

Côte Cramant Grand Cru — 2016

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  • Introduction

    • The Cramant Grand Cru, located within the Côte des Blancs in Champagne, is located south-southeast of the town of Épernay. It is a small sub-region with a mere 351 ha planted to 99.9% Chardonnay and 0.1% Pinot Meunier. Champagnes grown in Cramant tend to be creamier, more concentrated, mineral-driven wines, compared to those from neighboring Grand Crus with different vineyard exposures.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Côte des Blancs, Cramant Grand Cru
  • Vinification

    • Bottled: April 2017
    • Disgorged: September 2022
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • RS: 3.4 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Precise and delicate first nose with a lot of purity, some notes of linden flower, with hints of candied lemon. The energic and harmonious palate, combined with creamy bubbles. The texture is powdery and long, with notes of lemon zest. The beautiful intensity of the lees allowed by 6 years of aging in the cellar. Initial aromas of zesty meringue aromas are balanced and delicate, with a bit of raciness, a signature of the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs.

      This 2016 benefits from the place, Cramant brings its elegance and height, underlined by an intense crumbly chalk at the end.