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Olivier Horiot Métisse Noirs et Blancs Brut Nature NV

The marriage of two different grapes
  • $96.00

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Primary Notes: Ginger Nectarine Lemon Stone, Oyster Salinity

Secondary Notes: Brioche

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: High

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 12

Origin: Champagne, France

Maker: Olivier Horiot

Grape: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc

Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic Heavy Wood

Awards: >85

Decanting: No

Serving Temperature: Best served between 10–12°C

Asian Food Pairing: Japanese pan-roasted scallops, Char Sieu, Nakji-bokkeum (spicy stir-fried octopus)

Western Food Pairing: Oysters, Veal tartare with fresh herbs, wild mushroom risotto, roast chicken

Description

Olivier Horiot Métisse Noirs et Blancs Brut Nature NV

Olivier Horiot Métisse Noirs et Blancs Brut is named after the French slang word 'Métisse', which refers to someone of mixed race. Wittily named due to its marriage of black and white Pinot grapes, the wine is a real masterpiece. Pinot Noir gives the wine fruit and structure, while the Pinot Blanc adds minerality, sensational freshness and spice.

Elegant nose with generous aromas of ripe nectarine, lemon meringue, hints of brioche and spicy ginger. Lively and voluptuous palate expressing plenty of stone fruit flavours and a wet stone minerality.

80% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Blanc. The fruit is a blend of Olivier Horiot's 8 terroirs in the village of Les Riceys, a small region in a lesser-known part of Champagne. The soil structure of clay and Kimmeridgien limestone is typical of the area. They practice biodynamic viticulture and natural vinifications.

Vinification and ageing in oak barrels for 18 months on fine lees with stirring in order to best respect the fruits of the year and reveal each vintage as naturally as possible.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 - 16.5 / 20 POINTS

"80% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Blanc, forest raspberry on the nose, yellow apple, very balanced and juicy on the palate, demanding champagne with a very vinous style. The grapes come from six different vineyards around the village of Les Riceys. Aging in barriques. needs air!"

- 15.5 / 20