Organic/Biodynamic Wines

Online-Only Auction, 30 May - 13 June 2022

Session 1
  • Egly-Ouriet; Brut Rosé Grand Cru; NV; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 12 000 - 14 000

About this Item

Brut Rosé Grand Cru, NV
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Egly-Ouriet produces terroir-expressive Champagne primarily from the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay, as well as from Bouzy, Verzenay and Vrigny. Owner and winemaker Francis Egly took over from his father in 1982, after which he immediately converted the domaine to 100% estate bottling, and in the process became one of the original pioneers in the grower Champagne movement. The domaine comprises 12 hectares of organically-farmed old vine Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay—50 years old on average.

Biodynamic Farming
Farmed and made according to biodynamic practices, but not certified. Often accompanied with organic farming practices.
Biodynamic farming uses no synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Biodynamic farming works to achieve soil health through the use of compost, animal and green manures; diversified crop rotations; and incorporation of livestock. However, the two agricultural systems differ in that biodynamic farmers rely on eight specific preparations for the soil, crops and compost to enhance soil and plant quality, and to stimulate the composting process. The eight preparations, designated by their ingredients or by numbers 500 to 507, are made from cow manure; silica; the flowers of yarrow, chamomile, dandelion and valerian; oak bark; and the stinging nettle plant. A ninth prep, often referred to as 508, is made from horsetail and is used for fungal disease.

These bottles were disgorged in July 2016.

Critics Ratings

‘Egly-Ouriet’s NV Brut Rosé is terrific. Bright cranberry, raspberry, white flowers, citrus and chalky notes are some of the signatures. Fine, elegant and chiselled, the Brut Rosé possesses terrific balance and class. Bright, saline notes extend the finish. This is another super-impressive 2011-based Champagne from Egly-Ouriet. The Rosé is done with about 50% reserve wines and 2-3% still Pinot. Dosage is 2 grams per liter.’ - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 92/100 (Jul 2017)

Provenance

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