2016 Champagne Pascal Agrapart Grand Cru Mineral Blanc de Blancs (Disg. June 22')
Avize and Cramant
Minéral is blended from two adjacent vieilles vignes plots (50-plus years old) on the border between Avize and Cramant, where the vine roots plunge straight into the chalky bedrock. The fruit from Le Champ Bouton in Avize was fermented in tank, while the component from Les Bionnes in Cramant was vinified in 600-litre oak casks. The wine spent just over five years on lees and was dosed at three grams per litre.
This is typically the saltiest, most mineral wine in the Agrapart range. Like all the Agrapart wines the quality is remarkably consistent, with the only variation due to vintage. The 2016 spent just over five years on lees and was dosed at three grams per litre. The notes below tell you everything you need to know.