Platine Premier Cru NV

Platine Premier Cru NV

Nicolas Maillart
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Type: Sparkling

Vintage: NV

Grape variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Country: France

Appellation: Champagne

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay. 40% reserve wines. The grapes are mainly from Ecueil, as well as Villers Allerand and Bouzy, exclusively from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. Slow, gentle pressing using gravity-flow techniques. Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and a period in the barrel for a certain volume of reserve wines. Average two year maturing period in the bottle. Disgorged by hand and laid down for at least three months before sale. Dosage: 3.5 g/litre. Golden in colour, intense notes of fruit and hazelnuts and a slight toastiness, fresh and with great finesse.

"From premier cru vineyards on the Montagne de Reims, this Champagne is driven by the Pinot Noir in the blend. It is a dry style, packed with apple and citrus fruits and a youthful vivacity that might be even better after some more bottle age. Drink from late 2021."
92 pts, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, October 2021

ME: Opulent and finessed. SF: Fulsome colour and temperamentally big-boned , this is an impressive example. The six grams of residual sugar finely knit into a texture of ripe, red-berried fruit. The finish has an ethereal poise, brought down to earth by just a hint of spice. TH: Immediately vital in the mouth. Very chewy and demanding, a serious champagne but pretty exciting. Citrus character but with complex fruit and a pretty lingering finish. I like this!
95 pts, tasted by Michael Edwards, Simon Field MW, and Tim Hall at Decanter's July 2017 Grower Champagne Panel Tasting, 28 Feb 2017