Egly Ouriet 2014 disgorgements

ripening Pinot Noir
ripening Pinot Noir


Egly Ouriet is family estate of 4 generations
The Grand Cru terroirs are on the villages of Ambonnay (7,8 ha) Bouzy (0,3 ha) and Verzenay (1,6 ha).
The 1er Cru terroir is in Vrigny, 2 ha of Pinot Meunier
Average age of vines is 40 years.
Brut 1er cru “les vignes de Vrigny
Color: pale yellow gold
Nose: grahm crackers with honey. Salty – saline notes. red fruits with pears.
Mouth: creamy salty crackers with honey. Energetic red fruits like groseilles.
Softer and rounder than previous versions due to the inclusion of the 2009 vintage with 60% of 2010. Bottled in 2011, therefore 3 years on the yeasts. 100% PInot Meunier but harvested ripe, which means zero herbaciousness, but lots of red fruits and grahm cracker characters.
Dosage 2g/L
Brut Tradition Grand Cru
Nose: Peppery red fruits with pears. Grahm crackery. Malo not done on the 2009 vintage, and slightly higher dosage than usual (4g/L)
Mouth: Spicy, pepper of all sorts (black, white, long…) creamy in the finish. REd fruit salad with mirabelles and a lot of pepper. Shaved candied lemon rinds. Long. Persistent. 2009 (50%) brings seduction, 2008 (30%) brings acidity and 2007 (20%) brings harmoniousness.
Bottled in 2010, therefore 4 years on the yeasts
Blend is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay
Partial barrel fermentation (approx 50%)
Grand Cru VP Extra Brut 
Color: more golden than the brut tradition
Nose: Mirabelles. Riper than the brut tradition. Roasted and caramelized notes, the +100% barrel fermentation is starting to be reflected in some of the aromas.
Mouth: Very long, creamy, red and black fruits. Very ‘onctueu’. Finish is precise with a lot of white pepper.
With its 6 years on the yeasts, this wine is the signature of the domaine.
Blend of 3 harvests (20% 2005, 40% 2006, and 40%2007)
Dosage is 3-4 g/L
Brut Rosé Grand Cru
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay
Color: Pale salmon pink rose petals
Nose: pink roses, pink raspberries, and groseilles (high acid and energy red fruits)
Mouth: Gingery. Red and pink roses. Red wine texture. Long. Creamy in finish  (a terxture that comes from the time on lees)
60% 2009 brings roundness blended with Reserve wine made of 2007 and 2008.
Same base wine as brut Tradition  but the color comes from the added 2009 Ambonnay Rouge.
One of the best ever made.
Dosage 4-5 g/L
Grand Cru Millésimé 2005
75% PInot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
2g/L dosage
No malo but probably done in the bottle during the extended lees contact.
Nose: Rich, and round. Very Burgundian. Less pinot signatured. Honey and butter.
Mouth: Very creamy,  rich and long. Mid mouth is grand cru white burgundy, end of mouth has more pepper and chalk dust and some tilleul. Francis Egly describes ther 2005 as very ‘tendre’.
Great wine because of ripe grapes and barrel frementation (approx 25% new wood).
Grand Cru Millésimé 2004
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Dosage 2g/L
Nose: FLoral and perfumy. Notes of red fruits.
Mouth: Very creamy and yet energy. Long. Topographical relief of pears, and pear skins and red fruits.
Significantly better than last years release of 2004, due to 12 months longer time on yeasts.
Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs VV (NV)
40% 2007 + 60% 2008 (this is the 2nd year of blending vintages)
5 years on the yeasts (bottled in 2009)
100% Pinot Noir
100% Barrel fermented with about 25% new wood
color: Gold with a touch of pink
Nose: Roasted nuts and almonds with red fruits. Very Pinot Noir tinged.
Mouth: Red fruits, almonds, honey, pear skins a lot of pepper. Candied black fruits in the end of mouth (Cassis, blackberries and blueberries)
Longest and most complex wine. Probably his most complex expression of his chalkiest vineyard site.
Dosage 3-4 g/L
Ambonnay Rouge 2012
late malo as usual
22 months in barrel
Neither fined nor filtered
Nose: beautiful ripe red fruits and white pepper.
Mouth: spicy red and black fruits. VERY smooth tannins, white pepper.
Francis Egly thinks this is the best Ambonnay rouge he has made since 2009. It is more fruity than 2009 but with great precision. Quality is equal to Vosne Romanée 1er Cru. Very noble.
Grand Cru Millésime 2003 Magnum
Barrel fermented
Blend is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay made from grapes exclusively from the village of Ambonnay
Did not taste this recent disgorgement
Dosage is 2g/L
Grand Cru Millésime 2002 Magnum
Barrel fermented, no malo
Blend is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay
Dosage is 2g/L
Did not taste this recent disgorgement
Grand Cru VP Extra Brut Magnum
Blend of 60% 2006 harvest and 40% 2005 harvest
Bottled in 2007, therefore 7 years on the yeasts
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Barrel fermentation
Dosage is 2g/L
Did not taste this recent disgorgement
Francis Egly
Francis Egly

One Comment Add yours

  1. Sarah Colton says:

    Ooooh! My favorite. Time to place my order

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