Egly-Ouriet is one of the finest grower-producers in Champagne appreciated for their rich, fuller bodied, incredibly complex Pinot Noir based bottlings. This Brut Tradition is a stunning example of their house style and even at $98 a bottle represents their most accessible Champagne. Their vintage and rose bottlings are extraordinary and at about twice the price are very limited and hard to find. They are an experience worth the splurge for a truly special occasion. The Brut Tradition is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 35-40 year old vines. 20% of it was fermented in barrel and the rest in tank. Egly-Ouriet Champagnes have very low dosage of 3-4 g/l and they are un-fined and un-filtered. The wines typically spend at least a minimum of 3 years on the yeasts and the disgorgement date is always included on the back label.