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Pierre Peters Cuvee Reserve Blanc De Blancs Grand CruChardonnay from France

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Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the fourth generation to lead since the estate was founded in 191...

  • 93 Wine Spectator
  • 92 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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93

"Vibrant and mouthwatering, this elegant blanc de blancs is driven by a chalky underpinning, while flavors of poached pear, apple blossom and pickled ginger play on the fine and lacy mousse. Lovely, with a long, minerally finish. Disgorged December 2016. Drink now through 2022. 1,300 cases imported." — AN

92 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut is entirely from the 2014 vintage and was sourced in four parcels of the Côte des Blancs. Opening with potted ginger and white flowers on the clear, fresh, precise and chalky nose, this is a pure, fresh, elegant, beautifully dry and chalky grand cru with an expressive, stimulating iodine-inflected finish that reveals a persistent structure and freshness. This is a damned serious and chalky Blanc de Blancs that was disgorged in January 2018 with just two grams of dosage. Tasted at the domaine in April 2018."

Product Description:

Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the fourth generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. Today, Rodolphe holds 18 hectares of vineyards, predominantly in the grand cru of Les Mesnil-sur-Oger. Péters owns small holdings in several other grand crus (Oger, Avize and Cramant) but Les Mesnil-sur-Oger is where 45 of the 63 parcels he farms are located.
-- Importer

"These are sleek, racy champagnes, expressing a classic character of Côte des Blancs chardonnay. They are marked by their fine acidity and prominent minerality, yet while they are always brisk and chalky, they are rarely austere, with the possible exception of certain vintages of the Cuvée Spéciale. All of the wines go through malolactic, due to their naturally high acidities. “We have a lot of acidity and a lot of minerality in all our wines,” says Rodolphe Péters. “We want to build the structure of our wines around both acidity and minerality, not acidity alone.”
-- Peter Liem

Product Detail

Item # 3429
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

93 - Wine Spectator

92 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage N/A
Color White
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Sparkling
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla