de Saint Gall, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru ‘Orpale’ Avize 2004

Imported by Grape Expectations, Richmond CA.

100% CH, sourced from growers in Cramant, Avize, Oger, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs. Dosage: 7 g/l.

From double magnum.

Yellow-gold. It’s faithful to its place. The nose offers up zip and breeze and ozone. More extremity is given on the palate. The flavors run to lime cordial, cake batter, and the fat of the yeast lees, with a point of pencil lead at its center. Its acidity is well present, keeps it going. There is the patter of tiny fruit on the finish, etched in cordite and maldon salt. Now – 2025+.

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