White - Sparkling

N.V. Fallet-Gourron Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Grand Cru
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  • WineandSwords Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 7, 2019 - Bolder and distinctive flavors; not an average flavor profile. Very tasty

  • forceberry wrote: 89 points

    January 10, 2019 - Apparently this producer in Avize makes mainly two bottlings of Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs: one Brut with dosage and without dosage, which might be labeled as "Extra Brut", "Brut Nature" or "Non-Dosé". Furthermore, the wines are labeled either as "Fallet-Gourron", "Fallet-M", "Fallet-Crouzat" or "Fallet-Prevostat". Apparently the wines do not have any differences, but are just bottles labeled differently for each of the winemaker's daughters. This particular wine was "Fallet-Gourron Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut" with 12% alcohol and 0 g/l dosage. Tasted blind.

    Medium-deep, luminous golden yellow color. Big, complex and rather sweet-toned nose with somewhat atypical aromas of peach, caramel, some golden raisins, a little bit of kumquat, light cooked cream tones and even a hint of liver pâté. Very distinctive nose, to say the least. The wine is moderately full-bodied, vinous and toasty on the palate with bone-dry yet deceptively sweet-toned flavors of cremy panna cotta, autolytic toast, some peach candy, a little bit of butter, light banana tones and a hint of apple jam. The high acidity lends good sense of freshness and structure to the wine while keeping the sweeter tones in check with the very robust, fizzy and persistent mousse. The finish is long, lively and complex with ripe flavors of chalky minerality, apple purée, some creamy richness, a little bit of peachy stone fruit, light leesy notes of yeast and a hint of apple peel bitterness.

    A very weird, fun and tasty Blanc de Blancs that was something one was really not expecting from the style. Remarkably vinous, rich and sweet-toned even at 0 g/l dosage, I can imagine this wine can get just too rich and candied as a Brut version. Really atypical aromatics and flavors, one really needs to know what this bottle is going to offer or it will certainly take the drinker by surprise. Tasting this blind, I had no idea that this wine could be a) Blanc de Blancs; b) non-dosage wine. Weird and atypical, but enjoyable all the same - if perhaps not that serious. Complex, yes, but not in the traditional sense of Champagne. Priced somewhat according to its quality at 45-50€.

  • WineandSwords Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 23, 2018 - Bigger style of wine - a bold forward flavor like a mature vintage champagne. Complex flavors and a good finish. This would do well with a baked or grilled salmon dinner, or leg of lamb. Quite tasty. Drink or hold.

  • dbkitc wrote: 88 points

    April 9, 2018 - Not as impressive as the last bottle. Good, solid and balanced without fireworks. Liked it a lot but not special. (88)

  • slaton wrote:

    February 10, 2018 - Avize. Said to be a blend of 2008/2009. Quite creamy with super-fine perlage, rich yet bone dry with firm acidity. Quite different from rich, buttery/biscuit flavors one might find in Mesnil, this shows just-ripe pome fruits with a touch of mandarin and kiwi. Good concentration. Layered over this are moderately oxidative and rather strongly developed flavors that are quite unique, giving this the impression of a mature wine with youthful vitality. I'd have guessed this was older than a 2008/2009, perhaps 2002. Very interesting.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Fallet-Gourron
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne Grand Cru

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  • Pending Delivery 25 (10%)
  • In Cellars 166 (68%)
  • Consumed 52 (21%)

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