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Frederic Savart, L'Ouverture Petite Montagne 1er NV
Pinot Noir 80%, Chardonnay 20%
Pale gold in the glass with very fine bubbles, this wine smells of sweet white flowers and green apples. In the mouth, a soft mousse delivers gorgeous round floral sweetness of apple and grapefruit. Super juicy and tangy, with SweetTart mouthwatering sourness. Elegant, distinctive, and delicious. - Vinography
Based on 2012 vintage. 20% fermented in barrels and includes 50% reserve wine from the prior 2 vintages.
Frederic Savart is a fiercely individual Champagne maker making beautifully expressive, vivid and crystalline champagnes of great depth and power. Their balance of vibrancy and flavour is utterly compelling and their scarcity is testament to their already high global demand. Savart returned to his family Domaine in the village of ecueil around 25 years ago, after toying with a career as a professional footballer. Savart's grandfather had planted his first vines in 1947 and later passed his tiny property to Savart's father. Frederic worked alongside him whilst purchasing more holdings, until taking over completely in 2005.
Wine Advocate 93pts - Disgorged in October 2018 with 4.5 grams per liter dosage, the latest rendition of Savart's NV Brut Premier Cru L'Ouverture is a blend of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages, produced entirely from Pinot Noir, some 30% of which is purchased as grapes. Offering up a classy bouquet of minty yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, fresh peach and warm pastry, it's medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and elegant, with a pinpoint mousse, ripe but racy acids and a long finish. Pristinely balanced, its understated delicacy is typical both of the site and Savart's style.