Doyard Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand Cru 2013
Village/Vineyards 70% Avize Grand Cru, 10% Oger Grand Cru, 10% Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru, 10% Cramant
Grand Cru; 50+-year-old vines — Clay and limestone
Fermented and aged in older Burgundy barrels (228L)
The 2013 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru has also turned out beautifully, unwinding in the glass with notes of citrus oil, peach, white flowers and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and complete, it's taut and chiseled, with serious reserves of concentration and a long, mineral finish. Disgorged in spring 2021, while its quality is apparent, this is predictably a little introverted out of the gates, so I look forward to revisiting it later this year.
The 2013 Blanc de Blancs is a tasty, easygoing wine, showing lemon peel, white flowers, crushed rocks and white pepper. This airy, gracious Blanc de Blancs is easy to drink and enjoy. There is enough freshness to support a number of years of fine drinking. Dosage is 2 grams per liter. Disgorged: June, 2021.