Agrapart’s NV Extra Brut Grand Cru Complantée is the result of a small field blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Arbane and Petit Meslier, planted in 2003 and for this release picked in 2011. The idea is that of Jean-Michel Deiss and many others, including Pascal and Fabrice Agrapart: Let the terroir dominate the wine instead of the grape character. Fermented entirely in demi-muids (malolactic included) and bottled unfiltered in May 2012, this lemon-yellow colored Champagne with its delicate pearl columns was disgorged after two years with a dosage of five grams. The slightly toasty and yeasty bouquet is fresh and intense, though still a little bit restrained or reductive at the moment, but with lime, rhubarb, sorrel, nuts and lemon flavors at this stage. Really fresh and piquant on the palate, with a prominent acidity cutting through the concentrated fruit of candied lemons and confit de citron, this firmly structured Champagne is more rustic and stringent on the finish than the other wines of the range. Still very young and very firm.
90+ points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 221 – Oct 2015)
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Arbane and Petit Meslier