NV Premier CruEgly-Ouriet
Egly-Ouriet - pronounced pretty much as it reads: egg-lee oo-ree-ay - along with Selosse and Larmandier-Bernier, make up the holy trinity of great grower Champagnes. They are some of only a handful of growers who follow biodynamic, organic or 'living soil' principals of viticulture. These three producers do not use chemical fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides or chemical anti-fungal sprays; they work on very low yields (roughly half the regional average); produce vineyard or village specific wines; minimise the use of sugar addition and follow a very natural winemaking regime with no fining or filtration and low levels of sulphur.
The NV Brut Les Vignes de Vrigny 1er Cru is bright and chiseled, with terrific cut to balance the natural richness of the Meunier. White flowers, mint, orchard fruit and almonds add layers of complexity, but it is the wine's energy that is especially compelling. This release spent 39 months on its lees and was disgorged in October 2016." 92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com