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.

On a previous release:


"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

"The NV Extra Brut Platine Premier Cru is a blend of 68% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay and 7% Pinot Meunier across the vintages of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 picked in Ecueuil, Villers Allerand and Bouzy. The nose is slightly reduced opening into a note of dark honey and russet apple. Very fine mousse on a rounded body is immediately apparent on the Pinot-led palate that sill smolders with reductive smokiness. Yet there is flow and ease to the body, beautiful chalky depth and rye bread autolysis. Resonant, classy, elegant. Dosage is 3.5gr/L. Disgorged: February, 2022. Drinking window: 2023-2030."
92 pts, Anne Krebiehl MW, Antoni Galloni, November 2023