Maurice Grumier Solera
Made from vines in the village of Festigny and Venteuil, a blend of all three grapes, expertly put together and aged in a solera from 2011 back to 2005. Stupidly rich nose full of stewed apple, apricot and plum with a hint of condensed milk. The palate shows an epic level of structure with this lovely, natural and deep sweetness which creates a nicely sustained and lifting finish. Complex, aromatic with notes of tobacco, chocolate and coffee; saline and sweet lemon with this crunchy, blackcurrant texture on the finish. This is SO good!
The Grumier family history dates back to 1743, when they first started working their vineyard in Venteuil. It is now run by Fabien, who works with 39 plots in 8.5 hectares in the village of Venteuil and the surrounding villages of Reuil, Dormans, Nesle le Repons and Festigny. He creates a crisp, linear style of wine throughout his range but it is when the wines are allowed to age that they really come into their own!
1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Meunier
Solera from 2011-2005