Francis Boulard et Fille, "Les Murgiers", Extra Brut
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Half-Bottle of Francis Boulard et Fille, "Les Murgiers", Extra Brut - NV

Item # 47176 375mL

From 35 year-old vines this blend is 2/3 Meunier, and the remainder Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation, and is aged on the lees in used Burgundy barrels with battonage. Murgiers are the traditional stone walls in the vineyards here. Pair this dry sparkling white with fried scallops in lemon sauce.

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Butter. Cream. Citrus curd. Ranier cherry. Pastry dough. Vanilla. Who doesn't want the sensation of walking into a patisserie when enjoying a glass of Champagne? This is a well-constructed wine made only from "la cuvée," or first juice of the first pressing of grapes. Barrel fermentation, battonage, and malolactic conversion make for some serious texture that might not be expected from a half bottle of bubbles. Francis Boulard works with the major grape varieties of the region, but the Les Murgiers blend is predominantly Pinot Meunier. Boulard's vineyards are certified organic and he also applies biodynamic principles to both farming and winemaking. This is a high-quality Champagne worth every penny and it's just the entry level estate bottling.



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