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.
NV Pascal Agrapart Complantee
A field blend, an all–pervasive terroir
An Exra Brut champagne Grand Cru.
A field blend of 6 varieties. Present day Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. Ancient varieties: Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc.
This cuvee is a blend of two vintages from the Terroir of AVIZE. Disgorged 2 months before the release date and dosage limited at 5 grams of sugar per liter.
This cuvee is only available in bottle.
Revealing lovely aromas of crisp yellow pear, blanched almonds, white flowers and citrus oil, it’s medium to full-bodied, incisive and energetic, with good depth and concentration and a long finish. [92+Points, William Kelley – August, robertparker.com]