Hébrart has holdings in a number of top sites in both the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs but is a specialist in the great village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, where you find top spots like the Clos des Goisses and Selosse’s Sous le Mont.When he blends his top cuvées, he has a lot of great source material to choose from but even Hébrart’s entry-level wines are pitched absolutely perfectly for Thursday. They're elegant and complex, and will elevate any dish. But they're not flashy or over the top: more supporting players than showboaters."Hébrart’s wines have a broad appeal: if you like to think about your wines, they’re intellectually engaging enough to satisfy you; on the other hand, if you’re just looking to drink, they’re simply delicious." - Peter Liem, Champagne Guide
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
The facts first—It is 75% PN from Mareuil, 25% Chard also from Mareuil. Old vines, massale selection. Deg 4/2018. 60% 2014,20% 2013, 20% 2012.It’s from his favorite parcels in Mareuil, and is intended as a tribute to its terroir.It has a truly noble PN fragrance, leading to an utter masterpiece of weightless concentration, as huge and yet as penetrableas a cumulous cloud. Mareuil is clearly great but it’s also somewhat inscrutable; it has some of the malt of Aÿ, some mirabelleconfiture, an almost gingery spice and top notes of chalk. This wine has great, gossamer opulence.grape variety 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnayblend 50% 2015, 30% 2014, 20% 2013village / vyd Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ 1er Cru; All old vineselection massale from Faubourg d'Enfer, Hemlock,Cotes, Haute de Varille, Croix Blanches-Maladrie,Beauregard, Ramonette, Buisson Saint Loup,Sente de Demoisellesmalo Yesbreeding Stainless Steelsur latte 48 Monthsdisgorgement September 2020 (6.5M )
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Have had great success with his full, flavorful wines in the past, even visited his cellar, but I let even the basic bottles rest a year or two. This may not be necessary, but I prefer it.
One if my favorite by this producer. Great value at this price point. Round and rich, but with a nice mineral back bone