Adrien Renoir Brut Grand Cru Elevage Long 2019

MCF Rare Wine

First, we have a one-off of sorts, though I sincerely hope it becomes a regular thing going forward.  Made entirely of Pinot Noir from various Grand Cru sites in the 2019 vintage, the idea behind the Brut Elevage Long was to highlight the salinity of Verzy... and he definitely nailed it. After two years in used barrels and another 18 months sur latte, the Elevage Long is insanely fragrant, articulate and energetic, with copious amounts of deep, berried Pinot Noir fruit and a finish that's both bracing and, yes, saline.

Vintage: 2019
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Grape: Pinot Noir
Farming: Organic
Drink: Now-2030