The Egly Ouriet maison was founded around 1940 around the end of the Second World War, when Charles Egly bought about three hectares of vineyards in the Grand Cru of Ambonnay. Over time, Charles Egly decided to expand his Maison by buying another eight hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay and in addition, another three hectares of vineyards located in the municipality of Vrigny have recently been added. Francis, grandson of the founder, with a lot of work and with a lot of attention to the smallest details has been able to bring the production of Champagne to the highest levels of quality, on a par with the other great Champagne Maisons.
Pinot Noir 70%
It is produced according to the so-called Champenoise method or classic method, a method in which the wine basically undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in wooden barrels for fermentation, without the inoculum of selected yeasts. After the first fermentation, the wine remains still for about a year and is naturally clarified, as was done 50 years earlier. The second fermentation, on the other hand, takes place directly in the bottle and causes the wine to also develop carbon dioxide during this second procedure (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked). The aging on the “Sur Lies” lees lasts about 40 months. Bottling is done without filtering or sizing, with a pour of 50% reserve wine.
It is presented in the glass with a bright golden yellow color. The nose is intense with notes of yellow fruits and notes of toasted fruit on the finish. In the mouth it is fresh, light, persistent and with a lot of character.
For a dinner that is different from the usual, it is excellent in combination with sushi, scampi tartare and also why not with aged cheeses.