Doyard Clos de l'Abbaye, Premier Cru Extra-Brut Millésime 75cl

Doyard Clos de l'Abbaye, Premier Cru Extra-Brut Millésime

The Clos de l’Abbaye is an estate-owned vineyard on the Côtes des Blancs of about half a hectare that was planted with Chardonnay in 1956. The soil here has a high chalk content and the grapes are farmed in an environment-friendly method to produce low yields of very high quality grapes. Only the first pressings are used and the juice is fermented in oak barrels, there is no malolactic fermentation. A tiny dosage, 2 g/l of sugar is added prior to a cellaring of about four years – only 1,500 bottles are produced each year. Sumptuous and elegant with a sweet ripe fruit character that belies the small dosage; minerality, peach fruit and notes of whisky can all be found on the complex palate.

  • Type: Champagne White NV
  • Country: France
  • Region: Champagne
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Producer: Doyard
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £64.78
  • Code: 31080
  • Abv: 12.5%
  • Expression: Cork - Green