Fabienne Prié, Brut Cuvée Réserve Aube Non Vintage

Fabrienne Prie NV #1

75% Pinot Noir; 25% Chardonnay.  ’06 for base vintage, about 80% of the blend, with 10% each from ’05 and ’04.  From the La Côte des Bar.  Aged 5 years on its lees.  Dosage: 11 g/l.  Unknown disgorgement date; current release.

Yellow-gold.  Seductive, open nose: orchard fruit with a gently autolyzed trim, marzipan, toasted lees.  Cherubic velvet on the palate, a fruit granita of bartlett, bergamot and pineapple, dusted in baking spice, drizzled with honey.  Fibrous in texture, with an intense, prickly mousse.  Finishes positively.  Could use a year in the cellar to come into greater focus.  Now – 2018.

Fabrienne Prie NV

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