Domaine Dhondt-Grellet - Dans Un Premier Temps Brut Champagne NV
50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
From the importer-
This is the first cuvée of Adrien's range and he intends it to be an expression of all six hectares of his holdings spread across Sezanne, Cuis, and Avenay val d'Or.
The blend is 50% Chardonnay (Sezanne), 30% Pinot Noir (Avenay Val d'Or), and 20% Pinot Meunier (from old vines in Cuis). The base vintage is 70% of the blend with the remainder a perpetual reserve started in 1986. Dosage is between 5g/l to 6g/l. Practicing Biodynamic.
In 1986, Eric Dhondt and Edith Grellet decided to stop selling off grapes to negociants and started Dhondt-Grellet. Their focus on farming translated into honest Champagnes from great holdings across the Côte des Blancs.
Their son, Adrien, at just 25 years of age has now taken over the winemaking and is quickly bringing his family's wines to another level. He has slowly increased the range of Champagnes produced by isolating his holdings across the villages of Cramant and Cuis and bottling unique expressions of Chardonnay.