Ployez Jacquemart Blanc de Noir (750ml)
Pinot MeunierPinot Noir
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Laurence Ployez is a third-generation winemaker at her family’s estate, which was established in 1930. Working with predominantly Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, grapes are sourced from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards in the villages of Ludes and Mailly Champagne, Villedommange, and Vertus; Laurence’s plots total 2.15 ha. In addition to her own vineyards, she also works with growers who have been providing the estate grapes for more than 20 years; these growers make up another 12 ha of Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards.
Laurence is very concerned with showcasing each vintage and subsequent growing season in her wines and even with her NV bottlings, very little reserve wine is actually used; all grapes are handpicked and sorted by varietal, cru, and specific vineyard- they’re also all pressed individually as well. Only first press juice is used and light filtration is used on wines destined for stainless steel; wines aged in oak see no fining or filtration. With minimal dosage (3-4 g/L) on all her wines, Laurence’s “goal is to leave structure of each wine intact, allowing the true character and personality of the harvest to shine through.”
In the glass, the wine pours a deep, golden hue. On the nose, there’s an intense bouquet of red fruit and floral notes. On the palate, those notes carry through with brightness, focus, and elegant mousse. With a long, complex finish, this wine would work lovely as an aperitif, alongside smoke salmon, or with a selection of delicious Maritime oysters.
Made from 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier, the grapes come from Premier Cru parcels in Luges and Grand Cru parcels in Mailly. Six years of elevage, four years sur pointes, and a dosage of 3 g/L.