Daily Wine 6/5/17:
Egly-Ouriet – “Les Vignes de Vrigny” – Premier Cru – Brut – Champagne – NV
- This Champagne house was established in 1930 and has climbed to cult status.
- Vrigny is a Premier Cru village within the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne, France.
- This Champagne is from a single vineyard and is 100% Pinot Meunier.
- Brut is a designation of sweetness and is the most common style produced. It can have up to 12 grams of sugar per liter, but still produces a dry wine. The elevated acidity produced by Champagne’s cool climate creates a balance with that sugar content.
- Champagne is produced completely in the bottle it is sold in and goes through a second fermentation within that bottle. A process known as the “Traditional Method” creates the carbonation, a by-product of fermentation that is simply just captured within the bottle.
- These wines can have 6 atmospheres of pressure within the bottle. We typically operate on 1 atmosphere of pressure.
- Winemaker: Francis Egly.
- The house is located in the village of Ambonnay.