A fine and elegant wine that benefits from poor and chalky soil, that offers a highly intense and precise wine. The lees bring a slightly creamy texture and aromas of lemon zest, wicker, and perfume. Almost Chablis-like in style, this wine is slender and the palate is outstanding with immediate pleasure. This 2017 has great elegance, brought by the security of the Mesnil sur Oger terroir.
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is located south, southeast of Épernay. The vineyard areas cover 433.8 ha, of which the majority is planted in Chardonnay (432 ha) with very small plantings of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. This Grand Cru is located on the Côte des Blancs slope, consisting of mainly hillside vineyards. Champagnes produced from vineyards in Mesnil-sur-Oger are quite mineral driven and firm in style. They are “complete” expressions and certainly quite age-worthy. Le Mesnil-sur-Oger was promoted from Premier Cru to Grand Cru status in 1985 alongside Chouilly, Oiry, Oger, and Verzy.