2007 Ariston Aspasie Brut Champagne

SKU #1109087 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light, bright gold. Musky aromas and flavors of poached pear, peach pit, toasted nuts and honey. Deeply pitched, chewy orchard fruit flavors show good power and pick up an anise note with air. Closes broad and long, leaving a warm, toasty note behind.  (12/ 2012)

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This great bottle of vintage Champagne is made from 25 year old vines on the Ariston's property. He uses his oldest plots for non-vintage wines and says they are too old to show the character of the year as too much of the plant is underground an unaffected by the weather, prefering these mature but not ancient wines for his vintage. This wine is a blend of 1/3 each Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot Noir from estate vineyards in the sleepy northwest village of Broulliet. It is dosed low at just 9 grams per liter, and is very lively and precise. The first thing in my notebook when tasting at the property was that it reminded me of the 2004 Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" that I tasted earlier that afternoon. This spectacular wine has a pale gold color and is very subtle compared to past vintages, with very nice texture and clean nutty flavors. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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By: Angie An |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/6/2013  | Send Email
Equal part of all three grapes of Champagne. Beautiful dense little bubbles, with a touch of fruit, brioche, minerality and bright refreshing acidity on the finish. A very well balanced and delicious vintage champagne. Thank you Gary Westby for making this happen as a direct Import so we enjoy this beauty for only $39.99!! I paired it with steam Dungeness crab tonight! What a delight!!!
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France

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