Champagne

Champagne Egly-Ouriet

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Sub-Region

Appelation

AOC Champagne 1er Cru
AOC Champagne Grand Cru

Vineyard Size

9 Hectares

Vineyard Age

+/- 35 years

Volume

90000 Bottles

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir
Chardonnay
Pinot Meunier

Production

Following Organic Guidelines

Climate

Moderate continental climate

Wine Maker

Francis Egly

“Francis Egly ages the Champagne on their lees, in old barrels for a couple of years before releasing them”

Soil Specificity

The soils in Champagne is predominantly limestone with a high level of chalk. This consists of granules of calcite formed from the fragile shells of marine micro-organisms. The outcrops of sedimentary rock are also composed of chalk, marl and limestone. This type of soil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavour found in certain Champagne wines.

History / Ethos

Champagne Egly-Ouriet is a family-owned estate comprising of 9 hectares (almost exclusively Grand Cru), stretching across Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. Francis Egly, fourth-generation, believes that his mission is "to please but also to surprise", and insisting that "the biggest mistake in Champagne is to go against nature". The exposure of many of the vines is south or south east, which gives exceptional ripeness, while the poverty of chalky subsoil give a strong mineral streak. Francis Egly avoids all insecticides, and continues to plough as his predecessors have always done.
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