Michel Loriot, Brut Extra Blanc de Blancs ‘Les Sources du Flagot’ Festigny 2004

Loriot Flagot 2004

100% Chardonnay, from an east-facing sub-plot les sources du Flagot in Nesle-le-Repons.  Raised in enamel-lined iron-vats.  No malolactic fermentation.  Aged three+ years on its lees.  Disgorgement: November 2013.  Dosage: 6/l.

Ten years on tasting.

White-gold.  A country champagne, husky in demeanor, thick with matière.  Yellow-apple and chestnut in brown-butter, even a bit sherried.  These interplay with more humid, brothy suggestions of metallic-sea-air and botanical-herbs from the greenhouse.  Rectilinear finish, piercing in its marl-rich minerality.  Thrillingly unpolished, this chowder from Festigny.  Now – 2019.

Loriot Flagot 2004 #1

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