Robert Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Les Vozemieux GC 2015 (750ML)
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The domaine currently has a 1.5 hectare parcel in Oger, Mesnil's neighboring village to the north. 66 ares of the 1.5 hectares are in the climat of "Les Vozemieux". (1 are is 1/100th of a hectare, so 66 ares is 0.66 hectare.)The vines in Les Vozemiux were planted in 1955.
2010 was the first vintage of Les Vozemieux. Pierre decided to vinify this climat separately because he wanted to see what difference, if any, there would be between his parcel of Chetillons in Mesnil and Les Vozemieux in Oger.
Pierre Amillet exclusively works with Grand Cru Chardonnay from Mesnil sur Oger and Oger over nine hectares. Having taken over in 2000, he is the fourth generation of winegrowers in the Côte de Blancs since 1889. He presses and ferments each parcel separately, and stainless steel is used for debourbage and for reserve wines. After debourbage, the juice is gravity fed into barrique, and all the wines see full malolactic fermentation and rest on the lees in barrel for nine months. In Mesnil sur Oger, his key holdings are in Les Chetillon, since 2008, and in Oger, a single plot of the younger, north-facing site of Les Vozemeiux. For Les Chetillons and Les Vozemeiux, the bottles are aged under cork as they spend a longer period aging, while the other cuvées are aged under crown cap prior to disgorgement. Historically, he has used low levels of dosage; however, two years ago he made the decision to move to zero dosage added across the range.