Egly Ouriet is undoubtedly now one of the greatest grower Champagne producers. 100% Grand Cru fruit with a focus on Pinot Noir as the primary input. These are powerful and rich wines that have very little in common with what might be considered 'typical'
Egly Ouriet is undoubtedly now one of the greatest grower Champagne producers. 100% Grand Cru fruit with a focus on Pinot Noir as the primary input. These are powerful and rich wines that have very little in common with what might be considered 'typical' Champagne.
''Rich and articulated on the nose, with dark fruit, both fresh and macerated. Citrus flashes of both pulp and rind. The citrus characterizes the take-off in the mouth, made juicy from cassis, which then assumes those green, and slightly bitter, pleasing striations that recall oak and rosemary. Finish with a touch of star anise. Strong and acidic tannins.'' 94 Points, Luca Gardini
Michel Bettane, The World's Greatest Wines
“Few producers can equal Francis Egly in skill and experience, and larger houses cannot hope to emulate the cultivation norms…”
Andrew Jefford, The New France
“What Larmandier-Bernier achieves with Chardonnay, so Egly-Ouriet manages for Pinot Noir: wines of riveting purity and concentration.”
Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
“Egly-Ouriet is one of the reference-point growers in Champagne, with a deep selection of wines that offer remarkable transparency to site, vintage and variety ... These are among the most pure, unmanipulated Champagnes readers will come across, and the estate’s new releases are all highly recommended.”
Egly-Ouriet is one of only a handful of growers who follow biodynamic, organic or 'living soil' principals of viticulture. They 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.