Marguet Pere et Fils
A producer forging ahead since 2009 (previously Marguet-Bonnerave) in organic and biodynamic ways and specifically trying to reduce sulphur contact where possible.
They are striving to reduce their range to express mono cru so expect their blended wines to be replaced with single cru, single varietal wines from exciting vineyards in Ambonnay, Ay, Avize, Mesnil, Bouzy, Chouilly and Cramant of which they buy in 10%.
They put emphasis on their terroir; noting the chalk level in Ambonnay their planting of Chardonnay in this village represents 42 percent of their total vines. This focus and clever use of oak, up to nine months in certain cuvees creates wines of great power and bite, each with a singular focus that grasp your attention in a fascinating way. I cannot wait to taste his collection of single cru wines that will hit the market as of 2015.
His prestige wine Sapience produced in conjunction with Herve Jestin, and wines from Vincent Laval and David Leclapart, is destined for greatness. A stunning wine with great delicacy and superb structure. It also can be found labelled Champagne Jestin.
Region: La Montagne de Reims
Contact: Benoit Marguet
Cuvée De Prestige:
Style: Rich, Powerful, Bright, Oaky.
Terroir: Ambonnay, Bouzy
Vinification: Uses gravity, no pumps. Very low sulphur. Each lieux-dits are vinfied in oak seperately.
Viticulture: Vines average age 38 years old. Biodynamic farming using herbal medicine and aromatherapy Plots in Ambonnay 7.3 ha. Lieux dits: Les Saints Remys, Les Beurys, Les Crayères, La Grande Ruelle, Les Bermonts, Le Parc. Plots in Bouzy 0.7 ha Lieux dits: Les loges, Les Hannepés.
Recent Tasting Notes from Marguet Pere et Fils