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2013 Pierre Peters "Cuvee Speciale, Les Chetillons,' Brut Champagne, France (750ml)

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From the producer: The terroir of Chetillon is situated in the Grand Cru village of Les Mesnil sur Oger and enjoys an almost perfect aspect. Three parcels from this terroir, ranging from 40 to 70 years, yield the grapes used to make this legendary cuvee. They are vinified separately and undergo different vinifications. Partial Malo since 2008, the cuvee always result from the best possible blend made of the three parcels. Each vintage age at least 6 years on the lees before disgorgement. These vines, impacted by the quality of the terroir and our mass selection practices, provide the definitive statement of the particular style of this village. A style which resides in mineral power, incredible purity and a capacity to age. These are sleek, racy champagnes, expressing a classic character of Cote des Blancs chardonnay. They are marked by their fine acidity and prominent minerality, yet while they are always brisk and chalky, they are rarely austere, with the possible exception of certain vintages of the Cuvee Speciale. All of the wines go through malolactic, due to their naturally high acidities. We have a lot of acidity and a lot of minerality in all our wines, says Rodolphe Pters. We want to build the structure of our wines around both acidity and minerality, not acidity alone.

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