Vazart-Coquart et Fils, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Réserve Chouilly

Veritas Imports, Glendale CA.

100% Chardonnay from 11 h/a of estate vineyards in Chouilly. 65% base vintage 2013 and 35% perpetual reserve solera started in 1982. Raised in steel. Full malo. Aged in bottle 30 months. Disgorged: March 2017. Dosage: 6.5 g/l. Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVA) certified organic.

Yellow-gold. Opens as a springtime profusion of leafing and flowering things imposed over sea breeze. Shows good Chouilly palate impression through the middle to back half, its toasted grain and crackling citrus flavors poised on a knife’s edge, with the nose-prickling spice from some exotic orchid. The finish is a fondue of hops and belemnite chalk. Now – 2025+.

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