Champagne Les Freres Mignons - Terroir de Cuis Premier Cru 2017
The Blanc de Blancs made by the brothers Florent and Julien after they left the local cooperative are a result of working the vineyards largely without chemicals. The estate is divided as 90% planted in Chardonnay in the villages of Avize, Cramant and Cuis, the remaining 10% Pinot Noir in Cumières. Extreme sensitivity and attention are reserved for the management of the vineyard. These vines are 50 years old on average from the small premier cru village of Cuis sitting alongside Cramant.
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 pts - William Kelley, WA.