Champagne Janisson & Fils Grand Cru NV


Champagne Janisson & Fils Grand Cru NV


Based in Verzenay, Champagne Janisson made the transition from grower to Champagne house in 2014, when they also built their futuristic new winery. This NV Grand Cru really impresses: Jansson’s own holdings are supplemented with some bought in grapes. It’s a lovely wine, and it’s also beautifully packaged.

Champagne Janisson & Fils Grand Cru NV
12% alcohol. 9 g/l dosage. 5 years on the lees, bottled 2010, disgorged 2015. 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Grand Cru sites: Mailly, Verzenay, Avize and Mesnil sur Oger. 18% reserve wines. Complex, pure and quite fresh with lovely lemony fruit, a bit of pear and some subtle toastiness. Clean, pure and quite fine with real precision and a hint of sweetness from the dosage, providing a nice foil to the lemony acidity. Really focused and delicious with precise flavours. Subtle herb notes on the finish. 92/100 (Retail is £45 in the UK; agent New Generation Wines)

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