|Champagne||N.V.||Henri Giraud Esprit Nature (2017 Base Wine)||BT||5 \ 0||60||360.00||12||60||40||92.00||92.00||Henri Giraud Esprit Nature (2017 Base Wine)||0.75||30|
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The NV Esprit Nature is a fabulous introduction to this range. Creamy, open-knit and so expressive, the Esprit Nature captures all of the textural intensity that is such a Giraud signature, but in an approachable style. The Esprit Nature is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay done mostly in oak, with a bit of sandstone amphora. This release is based on 2017, 50% reserve wines. Readers should note that the "Nature" is used here as part of the wine name, rather than an indication of dosage, which is 6 grams per liter. Disgorged: October 21, 2020. 2021 – 2029
Based on the 2017 vintage (complemented with some 50% from the house's perpetual reserve) and disgorged in January 2020, the latest rendition of the NV Brut Esprit Nature is showing very well, mingling aromas of yellow orchard fruit and peach with nuances of toasted bread, candied peel, white flowers, clear honey and fresh almonds. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's elegantly vinous, with lively acids and a long, delicately oak-inflected finish. Fermented in barrels, some 20% of the blend derives from domaine holdings. 2020-2030
An attractive perfume of smoked almonds and citrus fruits. Some notes of creamy brioche. Precise, flinty, mineral & intense. On the palate the wine is immediately full and rounded. An intriguing combination of lime, apple and melon fruits. Ripeness is complemented with clean, steely acidity and citrusy zest. Very refreshing with a balanced and enduring finish.