I am excited to welcome the long awaited new disgorgement of Champagne Frères Mignon this September. Just in time for all your Springtime festivities, the brothers Florent and Julien Mignon have produced two new cuvees for you to enjoy, the Terroir de Cuis and Terroir de Cramant.
From Cramant, the grapes hail from Le Bateau, a Grand Cru plot facing East on which the brothers have worked tirelessly to maintain impeccable quality. Waiting patiently for the perfect time to disgorge and bottle, the Terroir de Cramant has been ageing for years, developing a bouquet truly unique to the Champagne region.
Alongside this new Grand Cru, Florent and Julien also present a new Premier Cru from the neighbouring village of Cuis. From vines of 50 years old, the complexity steps up and reflects the lieu-dit of Les Nogers from which the grapes hail, worthy of 92 points from the Wine Advocate.
As brothers working together, Florent and Julien are descendants of a family historically linked to the world of wine, wine-growers and owners of some beautiful plots of land in the most suitable municipalities of the Cote des Blancs. Their great grandfather originally produced champagne, yet further down the line the domaine ceased production and began selling grapes to négociant producers. In 2015, the brothers, with help from their father, found new motivation to restart their own production of Champagne wine.
The winery's philosophy focuses on choices oriented towards as minimal intervention as possible, with spontaneous fermentation on indigenous yeasts and no practices of filtration or clarification. Everything is done with almost maniacal respect for the raw material.
Enjoy this spectacular collection of effervescence that is the perfect welcome to every occasion.
L'AVENTURE PREMIER CRU BLANC DE BLANCS NV
Derived from Cramant, Avize and Cuis, the NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Bancs l'Aventure was disgorged in July 2020 with 1.6 grams per litre dosage. Offering up aromas of white flowers, citrus zest and green apple, it's medium to full-bodied, pillowy and precise, with racy acids and a tangy, mouth-watering finish. Based on the 2017 vintage with 40% reserve wines, it didn't see malolactic fermentation. Drink 2021-2030. 91 points - William Kelley - Wine Advocate.
Base vintage 2019, disgorged in October 2022. Dosage: 1.6g/l
TERROIR DE CUIS PREMIER CRU 2017
Wafting from the glass with notes of citrus zest, green apple, white flowers and fresh bread, the 2016 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuis is medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with a chiseled, tightly wound profile and a saline finish. It was disgorged in March 2020, and derives predominantly from the lieu-dit of Les Nogers. 92 points - William Kelley - Wine Advocate.
TERROIR DE CRAMANT GRAND CRU 2016
The very first Grand Cru released by the brothers is incredibly classy. Everything you expect from a very fine Champagne from the heart of the Cote de Blancs , the minerality is nicely tapered by the acidity without thinness or hardness. The chalkiness appears well supported by citrus fruits and fine brioche notes. The bubbles are smooth and fine.