Founded in 1894 by Arthur Agrapart, this outstanding estate in Avize acquired much of its present vineyardland during the 1950s and ’60s, thanks to Arthur’s grandson Pierre. Since 1984 it has been run by Pascal Agrapart and his brother Fabrice, who have taken the domaine to ever-greater heights, emphasizing natural viticulture and the expression of terroir. The Agraparts’ vineyards are spread over 62 parcels, the majority of which lie in the grand cru villages of Avize, Cramant, Oiry and Oger. Average vine age is about 35 years, with the oldest vines in Avize over 60years.
The Agrapart 7 Crus
A champagne treat
A Brut champagne. The entry level wine.
This cuvee is a blend of 2 vintages of 7 different villages.
4 Grand Cru villages: AVIZE, OGER, CRAMANT and OIRY.
2 Premier Crus villages: AVENAY VAL D’OR, COLIGNY and VAUCIENNES.
Composed of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir.
Disgorged 2 months before the release date and dosage limited to 7 grams of sugar per liter.
The NV Brut 7 Crus is a blend of 90% Chardonnay with 10% Pinot Noir assembled from two vintages, here with 60% from 2015 and 40% from 2014. It is mostly fermented in stainless steel, and just one-half of the wine from 2014 was aged in barriques for six months. The wine opens with a very clear and delicate bouquet of ripe white fruits and flowers. On the palate, this is a round, intense, elegant, beautifully pure and refined blend with a long, aromatic yet precise, fresh and salty finish. [89 Points, Stephan Reinhardt – August 2018, robertparker.com]