• Adrien Renoir Le Terroir Extra Brut Champagne

Disgorged in May 2019 with 2.5 grams per liter dosage Renoir's NV Extra-Brut Grand Cru Le Terroir is a 50-50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the slopes of Verzy some 20% of which was vinified and matured in barrel. Unwinding in the glass with a lovely bouquet of Meyer lemon pastry cream yellow pear dried white flowers and shortbread it's full-bodied powerful and vinous with a textural attack that segues into a deep and incisive mid-palate complemented by an elegant pinpoint mousse. Long and penetrating this is a beautifully balanced Champagne from this promising emerging talent. The young Adrien Renoir took over this four-hectare domaine in Verzy a few years ago launching his eponymous label in 2019. Working exclusively with estate fruit he began the process of organic certification in 2017 to be completed in 2020. In the cellar he started out with one or two barrels and appreciating the results now vinifies everything in barrel maturing his reserve wines in oak foudres. Winemaking here is artisanal with ambient yeast fermentations lees stirring and no temperature control. After visiting last spring I waited to look at a few bottles in my US office before publishing these notes and those bottles confirmed the decidedly positive impression I formed at the estate. It's clear that Renoir is well-worth following and I encourage readers to acquaint themselves with his vinous but incisive Champagnes.  94 Points Wine Advocate, April 2020

Adrien Renoir Le Terroir Extra Brut Champagne

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