Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2009
100% hand-harvested Chardonnay from 40 year old vines planted on chalky soil. The vineyards are located in Oger. This cuvée is made from the ripest plots. The fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, including the malolactic fermentation. Dosage: 7g/liter. Aged for 6 years before release.
About the Producer
Ernest Cazals, a cooper from the south of France, moved to Champagne where he met his wife. In 1897, they founded the Cazals house in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Since then, three generations of wine-growers - including Claude Cazals, inventor of the gyropalette - have followed each other at the head of the winery. The estate is now run by Delphine Cazals. The 9 ha of vineyards, all planted with Chardonnay, are located in 4 villages from the Côte des Blancs, south of Epernay: Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Oger, Vertus and Villeneuve. Clos Cazals in Oger (3.70ha) and a few plots in Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger are ranked Grand Cru. The others are ranked Premier Cru. The house Blanc de Blancs Champagnes have delicacy, aromatic power and the capacity for long aging.
Farming practices: sustainable, with the goal to be certified HVE (High Environmental Value) in the next few years.
Champagne Claude Cazals