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Dehours & Fils Lieux Dit "Les Genevraux" 2009
Dehours & Fils Lieux Dit "Les Genevraux" 2009

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Bottle-size : 75 cl

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The Dehours estate was founded by Jérôme’s grandfather, Ludovic, in 1930 and was among the first independent growers. Jérôme’s father, Robert, then took over the reins, but unfortunately he passed away when Jérôme was young, and a group of financial partners took control of the business. In 1996 Dehours was able to take the estate back into family hands with a focus on sustainable viticulture and an increasing emphasis on the character of individual terroirs. Today he uses his excellent wines to demonstrate the outstanding potential of Pinot Meunier, which he holds up as the identity of the Marne Valley and of his estate.

100% Pinot Meunier from the Les Genevraux lieu-dit; the vines were planted in the 1979s. Fermented and matured in barrels. Genevraux is a relatively flat, sloping vineyard just slightly to the northwest, and the stony, sandy-clay studded tuffeau soils here provide excellent drainage.

Opening with sweet cherry and red currant notes on the clear and delicate nose, the old-vines Pinot Meunier 2009 Les Genevraux Extra Brut is ripe, round and well-structured. This single vineyard, single variety, vintage Champagne was disgorged as Extra Brut "for a more distinctive terroir expression." Coming from a north-facing vineyard that was planted in 1979 with Pinot Meunier, this is a mouth-filling yet lithe, finessed, very elegant, well-structured and mineral Champagne from the village of Troissy. Fermented and aged in barrels until June 2010, this is a fine but also complex and persistent cru, a beautifully finessed and delicate Meunier Champagne from a vintage that often produced the opposite. Disgorged in November 2016, tasted in November 2017. Wine Advocate 92

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