2014 Guiborat Prisme Brut Champagne, France (750ml)
The Fouquets farm 8 hectares, most of which are grand cru holdings from the deep chalk of Cramant and Chouilly, as well as vineyards in Mardeuil on the other side of Epernay. The domaine’s overall production is tiny, as grapes from 5 of these 8 hectares are regularly sold to the Champagne house of Laurent Perrier.
Viticulture is focused on producing top quality Chardonnay from the two former villages with the rest of their holdings being Pinot Meunier from the latter. Farming is all done by hand, with aggressive pruning and low yields. Prisme.14” is a blend of 3 parcels in Cramant and Chouilly (the oldest vines planted in ‘46) - it is a stunner with vibrant citrus, hints of floral notes, and a bracing salinity on the finish. If you want to see what Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs (in a fantastic base vintage, no less) is all about, start here!