GROWER CHAMPAGNE CLUB

JULY 2021

LE MAGIC FROM LE MESNIL-SUR-OGER

Located in the Côtes des Blancs of the Marne, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger was one of the villages that was (finally) elevated to Grand Cru status by the (now obsolete) Echelle des Crus scale in 1985. For the forty years prior, the Oger was agonizingly stuck at 99, just 1 point shy of that elusive top shelf status despite it’s local reputation for perhaps being the best in the world. 

 

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger has long preserved it’s very own unique clone of Chardonnay known for it’s distinctly piercing and assertive aromatic profile. The vines themselves all grow between 160 and 220 meters and the wines have consistently proven their ability to evolve perfectly through time, elevating them once again above the rest. Salon ‘Le Mesnil’ and Krug’s ‘Clos de Mesnil’ from this tiny village are heralded as being the very best Champagnes in the world. This is, of course, subjective, but there are very limited experts in the position to even argue the point. Gratefully there are still a few truly wonderful, more approachable, and actually findable wines from this very special locale as well. 

 

Cheers!  – Kevin Wardell, July, 2021

 

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PIERRE MONCUIT MILLESIME
BLANC DE BLANCS
EXTRA BRUT

CHARDONNAY
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, France 2010

PIERRE PÉTERS
‘CUVÉE DE RÉSERVE’
BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT

CHARDONNAY
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne NV
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