Egly-Ouriet 'Les Premices'
‘Prémices’ signifies “a beginning.” Derived from the Latin primitiae, which means the first fruits of a harvest, set aside as an offering to the gods in antiquity.
On the eye: Pale lemon.
On the nose: Aromas of white flowers and marzipan, white peaches, light herbs.
On the palate: Bright and precise, with peppery notes and citrus zest. Savory, with a mineral finish; long.
As an aperitif; with charcuterie or smoked meats/ fish; fresh or moderately aged French cheese
Varietals: 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Pinot Meunier
Appellation: Vineyards located on the Massif de Saint-Thierry, near the village of Trigny, northwest of Reims. Soils are sandy, with some clay.
Aging: Aged for three years in bottle.