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NV Julien Prelat, Les Vignes Basses Blanc de Noirs, Champagne 1.5L

Regular price $110
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NV Julien Prelat, Les Vignes Basses Blanc de Noirs, Champagne 1.5L

Regular price $110
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The “Vignes Basses” by Julen Prelat is composed of 100% Meunier from the marl- and limestone-rich vineyards in the village of Celles-sur-Ource in the Cotes des Bar. This “Blanc de Meunier” is vinified in stainless steel tanks and remains on the yeast in bottle for at least 28 months without malolactic fermentation. After disgorgement, the wine is dosed with only 4 g/liter of sugar, making it “Extra Brut”.

Flavors of red cherries, ripe lemon, lime zest, pear, creme, and toast permeate the nose, along with a spice quality on the palate. This Meunier-based wine showcases some vinous quality, a spicy and zesty core, and a rich, fruity character. The phenolics are grippy, adding to the texture and richness of the mid-palate.

Indagare Travel Guide | Champagne

Champagne is one of the world’s most iconic regions, the most renowned in the world for producing sparkling wine, and it is also one of the more accessible grape-growing regions in France to visit. It sits just 30-minutes by train from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 45-minutes from Paris Gare de l’Est. While at least a long weekend is essential to really discover the area, you can also visit Champagne as a day-trip from Paris.

In Champagne, it is less about the vineyards and the grapes and more about the blend and what is going on in the cellar. This means, in contrast to many wine regions of France, when you visit a Champagne House, you are often only visiting a house and production facility vs. a sprawling vineyard and beautiful chateau.

The region is known for its three-hundred and seventy UNESCO limestone cellars (or crayères) on the Saint-Nicaise Hill in Reims. It is these magnificent cellars that create the perfect temperate conditions to store Champagne. The cellars are literally underground cathedrals and also produce one of the biggest wows during a trip to the area. A visit to the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay is an additional must when in Champagne. On this route, lined with many of the grandest houses, you will find beautiful 19th-century architecture, and beneath the surface, miles and miles of caves.

With 318 villages, the region is vast, and tastings must be planned accordingly and most houses accept visits by appointment-only.

While enjoying Champagne is, of course, the focus of a trip to the region, Champagne also has a deep and rich history. For instance, it was in Reims that many of France’s Kings were crowned and you can visit the Reims Cathedral as well as other historical attractions in the area.

No surprise, the region is also dotted with Michelin-starred restaurants and there are many beautiful hotel options from the more traditional to the modern to stay in. Contact Indagare for help planning a trip to Champagne.

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Julien Prelat is a producer that has recently become an absolute favorite. His single vineyard, single varietal bottlings create a perfect balance between profundity, depth of fruit and the mineral-laden tension that all the best Champagnes possess.

Julien Prelat

In recent years the Aube is finally getting some attention, what with the stellar production of producers like Bertrand Gautherot (Vouette & Sorbée), Dominique Moreau (Marie Courtin) as well as Julien's good friend, Cedric Bouchard. Much as Cedric has famously done, Julien's cuvées will represent at once a single grape variety, a single vineyard and a single vintage. 

Coming from a family who historically sold their grapes to negociants, Julien works 2.5 hectares in Celles-Sur-Ource, beginning in 2000. You see similar terroir in these regions to what you'd see in Chablis - kimmeridgian soils defined by the fossilized seashells throughout, all of which add a distinct minerality and pleasant salinity to the wines. As with a great Burgundy, the wines of the Aube broaden and become more vinous with air, and the same is true for Julien's wines. Presle may sound familiar as it is the same terroir as Cedric's wine of the same name. La Lemblee consists of Pinot Blanc and Les Reines 100% Chardonnay, from similarly-positioned terroirs to Presle. 

Julien's wines are made in la fut de chêne, a vessel most commonly used in Burgundy. The wines will age on their lees in bottle for 36 months, and be bottled to little-to-no dosage. As these are hand-made wines through and through, production is highly limited!

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Julien Prelat

Julien Prelat is a producer that has recently become an absolute favorite. His single vineyard, single varietal bottlings create a perfect balance between profundity, depth of fruit and the mineral-laden tension that all the best Champagnes possess.

In recent years the Aube is finally getting some attention, what with the stellar production of producers like Bertrand Gautherot (Vouette & Sorbée), Dominique Moreau (Marie Courtin) as well as Julien's good friend, Cedric Bouchard. Much as Cedric has famously done, Julien's cuvées will represent at once a single grape variety, a single vineyard and a single vintage. 

Coming from a family who historically sold their grapes to negociants, Julien works 2.5 hectares in Celles-Sur-Ource, beginning in 2000. You see similar terroir in these regions to what you'd see in Chablis - kimmeridgian soils defined by the fossilized seashells throughout, all of which add a distinct minerality and pleasant salinity to the wines. As with a great Burgundy, the wines of the Aube broaden and become more vinous with air, and the same is true for Julien's wines. Presle may sound familiar as it is the same terroir as Cedric's wine of the same name. La Lemblee consists of Pinot Blanc and Les Reines 100% Chardonnay, from similarly-positioned terroirs to Presle. 

Julien's wines are made in la fut de chêne, a vessel most commonly used in Burgundy. The wines will age on their lees in bottle for 36 months, and be bottled to little-to-no dosage. As these are hand-made wines through and through, production is highly limited!

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