Bression-Lourdeaux TryAgain Vintage 2013

$90.00

The first sip of this champagne is a fresh experience that invites you and your guests to immediately try it again. In fact, the name was originally thought to honour the small village where it is produced, Try Dormans in the Marne Valley of Champagne, France.

Composition

This is a young Millésime (2013) champagne blend of 33% Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay grapes. This champagne is assembled with 100% of the best grapes of the year 2013.

When to drink

It is a vivid champagne very much appreciated for festive aperitifs.

Tasting Notes

At first glance, the colour is lemon yellow with slight amber shades. The bubbles are generous, active and continuous. The nose presents delicate aromas of citrus fruits. In the mouth, the attack is fresh, young and dynamic, revealing characteristics of white flowers and grapefruits together with mineral notes, followed by aromas of orange plums and apricot.

Did you know? For a champagne to show Millésime on its bottle, its blend uses the grapes of a same year and has to have aged 3 years “on lees” before it is put on the market Wines aged sur lie (French for “on the lees”) are kept in contact with the dead yeast cells and are not racked or otherwise filtered. This is mainly done for whites, to enrich them. (It is a normal part of fermenting red wine, and so is not noted).

Read more on rare millésime champagne in this Forbes magazine article.

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“Because the vines are living organisms, it is not treated but cared for.”

Meet the Grower: Champagne Bression-Lourdeaux

Coming from several generations of growers, Aude and Boris Bression joined their know-how in 2006 to create Champagne Bression-Lourdeaux. Their estate, located in the village of Try, in the heart of the Marne valley, covers 6,25 ha (14.83 acres) of vineyard. The Meunier grape varietal accounts for 90% of the vineyard, while Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 5% each.

“80% of our vineyard is grassy et valued through the work we do on the soils. We reduce the impact of fertilizers, water and air by adding our own compost. Because the vines are living organisms, it is not treated but cared for.”

The grapes grow using reasoned viticulture, which preserves the natural environment while maintaining a diverse fauna. The balance and regeneration of our soils is essential to be able to hand over our heritage to the next generation.

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