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Champagne Extra Quality Brut

Champagne Extra Quality Brut

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Varietal: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay

Region: Champagne

Country: France

Volume: 750ml

Wine Spectator 92Pts
"A minerally Champagne, with smoke and brine notes underscoring crunchy green apple, black raspberry, brioche and marzipan flavors. The bright finish is driven by firm, lemony acidity. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Disgorged June 2022."

Champagne Extra Quality Brut by Ployez-Jacquemart is a masterpiece of precision and elegance. Crafted with a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, this cuvée showcases fine bubbles and a vibrant golden hue. Delicate notes of orchard fruits, toasted almonds, and brioche dance on the palate, leading to a lingering finish. Rooted in tradition yet embracing innovation, Ployez-Jacquemart's commitment to sustainable viticulture ensures a wine that reflects both the terroir of Champagne and a dedication to environmental stewardship. Whether savored alone or paired with gourmet fare, Champagne Extra Quality Brut promises a moment of pure luxury and refinement.
60% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, and 25% Chardonnay exclusively from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. 

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About Winemaker


Laurence Ployez is a third-generation winemaker at her family's estate, which was established in 1930. Ployez-Jacquemart owns 2.15 hectares of Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards in Ludes and Mailly-Champagne in the Montagne de Reims, known for its classic chalk slopes; in addition, Laurence purchases Premier Cru and Grand Cru grapes from 12 hectares of vineyards from growers that the family has worked with for over 20 years. All of the work in the vineyards is done by hand, from the beginning of the growing season until the grapes are harvested.

Unlike most producers in Champagne, she strives to keep the characteristic of each vintage even in her NV blends and only uses a very small amount of reserve wine, if any at all. Only first press juice goes into the Ployez-Jacquemart wines. A light filtration is used for wines produced in vats, but no filtration is used on wines aged in wooden barrels. The wines undergo a very slow bottle fermentation in a 25-meter-deep cellar, giving them extremely fine bubbles. Wines are aged nose-to-punt, or sur pointe, in lieu of being aged on their side; aging sur pointe provides the antioxidative and aging benefits of the lees while not allowing the wines to become too rich from the lees contact. When the wines are ready to be disgorged, after up to 12 years in the cellar, only a very minimal dosage is added, typically 3-4grams per liter. Ployez-Jacquemart's goal is to leave the structure of each wine intact, allowing the true character and personality of the harvest to shine through. 

Ployez-Jacquemart is regularly recognized as a top producer by Peter Liem, Jancis Robinson, Revue de Vin de FranceView from the CellarThe Wine Advocate, and The Wine Spectator

So..What's natural wine again?

  • No synthetic molecules in the vines
  • Plowing or other solutions to avoid chemical herbicides
  • Use of indigenous yeast
  • Handpicked grapes
  • Low to no filtering
  • Low to no sulfites
  • Winemaking that respects the grapes: no pumping or rough handling
    of the grapes
  • no micro-oxygenation

Not all of our wines are natural; some are simply organic or sustainable.
However, they're all delicious and good for you!