2002 Champagne Pierre Peters, Les Chétillons (UK CUST ONLY)

2002 Champagne Pierre Peters, Les Chétillons (UK CUST ONLY)

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2002 Champagne Pierre Peters, Les Chétillons (UK CUST ONLY)

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Les Chétillons is a small vineyard just to the north of the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, with an almost perfect aspect and three parcels of vines which range in age from 40 to 70years. The sublime 2002 is a worthy ambassador for winemaker and vintage alike, now, almost a decade later, starting to open up; the aromas of spring flowers cede to gentle tropical fruit, with hints of orange zest, and roasted nuts and a beguiling palate which continues these themes, with a lacy mousse and fine pin-prick bubbles and an extraordinarily felicitous coda which marries the fruit and the sterner more mineral notes for which this village is so famous.
(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)
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Champagne Pierre Peters

Champagne Pierre Peters

The loquacious and extremely likeable Rodolphe Péters of Champagne Pierre Péters is one of the most highly respected champagne growers in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, where 12 of his 17 hectares are located.

The style of Le Mesnil Champagnes, differing markedly from more gentle siblings from villages such as Cramant, focuses on mineral power and capacity to age. Péters is the master of this art; a full malolactic fermentation and moderately high fermentation temperatures serve to tame the steely acidity of the wines, but in no way diminishes their inherent power and potential to develop over the medium to long term. 

The non-vintage bottlings always incorporate a significant proportion- up to 40% - of reserve wine assembled over decades by saving back a portion of each year's blend and adding it to a solera.

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Brut Champagne

Brut Champagne

Brut denotes a dry style of Champagne (less than 15 grams per litre). Most Champagne is non-vintage, produced from a blend from different years. The non-vintage blend is always based predominately on wines made from the current harvest, enriched with aged wines (their proportion and age varies by brand) from earlier harvests, which impart an additional level of complexity to the end wine. Champagnes from a single vintage are labelled with the year reference and with the description Millésimé.

Non-vintage Champagnes can improve with short-term ageing (typically two to three years), while vintages can develop over much longer periods (five to 30 years). The most exquisite and often top-priced expression of a house’s style is referred to as Prestige Cuvée. Famous examples include Louis Roederer's Cristal, Moët & Chandon's Dom Pérignon, and Pol Roger's Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.

Recommended Producers : Krug, Billecart Salmon, Pol Roger, Bollinger, Salon, Gosset, Pierre Péters, Ruinart


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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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Wine Advocate93/100
Significantly harder-edged and more overtly alkaline and chalky than its successors tasted alongside, the Peters 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvee Speciale Les Chetillons (from a bottle disgorged early in 2010) exhibits an herbal extract-tinged pear and melon fruit fundament reminiscent of the corresponding 2004. (Peters goes so far as to mention Chartreuse.) Hints of coffee ground lend a lightly roasted character, while pear pip and orange rind piquancy lend further counterpoint to the fruit, and a somewhat more meaty than crustacean savor serves for salivary stimulation. The dynamic on exhibit here is very slightly disjointed when compared with that displayed by the corresponding 2004, yet rivetingly energetic and persistent. I wonder whether this 2002 - impressive though it is - might not be passing through a difficult period from which it will emerge. I suggest planning tentatively on following some for another several years.
David Schildknecht - 30/11/2013 Read more