n.v. Agrapart & Fils”Terroirs” Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut Champagne, A Avize, France.
Champagne Agrapart & Fils is maybe the most underrated, under the radar Champagne marque out there, but that just means the price is still fair and affordable and you are able to get a stunning sparkler under $50, a Grand Cru no less! I was blown away by Agrapart’s latest releases, these are cutting edge and thrilling sparklers that impress for balance, life and vibrancy along with depth and class. The latest Terroirs Extra Brut sizzles with fresh lemon and citrus, but opens up to nutty brioche, toast, apple and pear fruit with a perfect mousse leaving a hint of creaminess. This bright and minerally Extra Brut is a no dosage beauty with nice tension and dynamic personality. I image Grand Cru Chablis with bubbles, but regardless this is as good as Champagne gets in Non Vintage.
($50 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($46.95)