Winemaker Francis Egly has earned a place at the very top of the grower Champagne elite, and his wines have achieved “cult” status. Francis Egly took over from his father in 1982, after which he immediately converted the domaine to 100% estate bottling, and in the process became one the original pioneers in the grower Champagne movement. Egly Champagne is produced in microscopic quantities; it has few peers in terms of quality; and if you appreciate fine Champagne, it is certainly worth going any length to acquire. The domaine is comprised of organically farmed old vine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay—50 years old on average – from some of the most prized vineyards in all of Champagne, including the famed Les Crayères in Ambonnay. Egly’s wines are aged extensively on the lees (up to 10 years) that lend the wines a distinctively vinous quality. His are wines with character—tremendously vinous Champagne that speaks volumes about the regional terroir and the ancient vines that birth them. Each bottle is a stunning example of the potential of Champagne as well as the bold vision of a truly talented artisan. You’ll find Egly Champagne on the wine lists of the world’s three-star restaurants. You’ll also find it in the cellars of those who know that while Krug and other top producers can easily be had for a certain (often exaggerated) price, Egly Champagne is both rare and exceptional.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. 50% 2016, 30% 2015, 20% 2014. From 90% Ambonnay Grand Cru, 10% Bouzy Grand Cru and Verzenay Grand Cru. Indigenous yeast. No malo. Fermented and aged in barrel (10% new). Aged 48 months on the lees. Dosage: 1g/L. Unfined and unfiltered