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Champagne Crètè Chamberlin 1683 Origin Extra Brut NV Wine - Last Bottle
Champagne Crètè Chamberlin 1683 Origin Extra Brut NV Wine - Last Bottle

Champagne Crètè Chamberlin 1683 Origin Extra Brut NV

Recently taking on the family’s longstanding holdings – these new (yet old) grower producers are ones to watch! Great plots combined with 15 generations of Champagne in their veins…this brother and sister duo are primed to make a bubbly splash!

$55
$90

Retail

39
Flavor Profile: Pears, apples, biscuits, brioche, raw almonds, key lime pie, river rocks, and salty sea spray
Time on Lees: 36 months
Dosage: 5.5 g/L

Why We Love It...

Crété Chamberlin is really just getting started, having recently taken over some long-held family plots from their parents in the Côte des Blancs and the Vallée de la Marne. This cuvée flips the traditional Champagne blend on its head, opting for chardonnay dominance from Grand Cru and Premier Cru parcels in the Côte des Blancs, rounded out with pinot meunier from the Vallée de la Marne. It's juicy, round, and utterly delicious!

Mathieu and Blandine Crété grew up with grape growing as the family business. That’s been the family lot going all the way back to 1683, with a history of on-again, off-again winemaking from those plots as far back as 1887. In more recent history, the focus has been on the grape-growing side of things, but in just the past decade, Mathieu and Blandine have been working to change all that.

This Champagne – a blend of 70% chardonnay and 30% pinot meunier – is produced with a base wine made from grapes in the 2019 harvest, alongside 40% of the family reserve wines from both the 2018 and 2017 harvests. The chardonnay stems from the terroirs of Grand Cru Oger and Premier Cru Cuis in the Côte des Blancs, with the pinot meunier from an assembly of parcels in Pierry (1er), Moussy, and Vinay, all in the Vallée de la Marne. The grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with partial malolactic fermentation allowed but not forced. After blending, the cuvee rests for over 36 months in bottle on the lees, followed by a dosage of just under 6 grams per liter at disgorgement.  

The aromas and flavors open with classic chardonnay sensations of pears and apples, followed by bakery sensations of fresh biscuits and brioche. As the wine opens in the glass, accents of raw almonds, and key lime pie take shape, all guided by an enduring vein of minerally, river rock sensation, and at the close, a gently salty sea spray finish. It’s broad, yet focused, with harmonious balance, and a seamless transition from flavor to flavor. Delectable stuff that most certainly bodes well for an extremely bright future for these folks.

As they’re just getting started (their website is still under construction as well), their production is extremely small…this batch comes in at just over 200 cases…total. As best we can tell, we’re the only ones in the country, or the hemisphere, or really anyone outside of the EU, that have access to this beauty. We scored as much as we could, but there’s just not a lot to be had! Don’t delay claiming yours!

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Côte des Blancs
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%
Pair it with: French Onion Soup

About the Producer

Crété Chamberlin is a project by Mathieu and Blandine Crété, brother and sister, who represent the fifteenth generation of winegrowers in their family. The family has been growers and working with vines since 1683, with their first wines being made in 1887. The 8 hectare estate was recreated in 2020 under the direction of Mathieu who, by examining the family archives, brought it back to life by developing the blends of the past ( as in the “1683” and “1683 Origine” cuvées).

Champagne Crètè Chamberlin 1683 Origin Extra Brut NV

$55
$90

Retail

39

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