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Champagne Régis Poissinet Terre d'Irizée Extra Brut NV Wine - Last Bottle
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Champagne Régis Poissinet Terre d'Irizée Extra Brut NV

Over 50% Off 92 Point Meunier-based Champagne!

$48
$98

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Flavor Profile: Mandarin blossom, pink grapefruit, white peach, croissant dough, marzipan
Time on Lees: 3 years
Dosage: 2 g/L
Farming Method: Certified Organic and Biodynamic
Score: 91

Why We Love It...

New to the grower-producer game, Champagne Régis Poissinet has farmed 7 hectares in the Marne Valley since just after WWII. Régis himself has led the charge to make this an up and coming grower house in a region that has historically been picked over by the Champagne Mega-Houses as a top source of “backbone” for their myriad cuvees. This is a powerful, toasty, and crisp wine that is primed to receive ample fanfare – beyond the respectable 91 point score! I had this a few weeks back with my secret-ingredient Wagyu burgers… it did not disappoint!

Régis Poissinet grew up among these vines, deciding at the tender age of fourteen that he would make wine from them one day. He embarked on a series of internships and apprenticeships across all aspects of the wine industry, with a particular focus on Champagne – all to arm himself for the day when the land would become his. That time is now, and Régis has taken serious effort to ensure that the moment is not squandered. Like many growers, the focus here is on the land itself. The conversion to biodynamic and sustainable farming began in 2011, and the dividends have been obvious. With an average age of 33 years old, these vines are in the peak of health, in each of the over 35 different parcels spread across the villages of the Marne Valley. 

The Marne’s typical limestone clay soils are responsible for the power and depth of these wines, as is of course, the Marne’s favorite son – pinot meunier. Together, these characteristics highlight the up-and-coming villages of Cuchery, Baslieux, Leuvrigny, Troissy and Mareuil le Port – where all of Poissinet’s grapes are grown. The house’s first release was a 2013 vintage cuvee disgorged in early 2017. They intentionally started very slowly, with only one wine to start, in order to build up their perpetual reserves in order to create a house style in-line with Régis’ vision. Now, a handful of years in, the style is starting to take shape.

This cuvee is a blend of 84% pinot meunier and 16% chardonnay – blended from several vintages, including a solera-style reserve wine that accounts for some 40% of the finished blend. The complexity is immediately apparent, with aromas of mandarin blossom, pink grapefruit, white peach, and golden plum – all framed by toasty aromas of croissant dough, marzipan, and baked walnut tarts. On the palate, golden apples and cinnamon take shape, with a bright citrine acidity carrying the wine to a clean and soft finish. This is a wine that is young and powerful in its youth, but with the depth and structure to allow for exceptional development over the next several years. A stunning new find from an up and coming producer – and one we hope to continue to support for many wines and many years to come! We are down to the very end of this beauty… desperately trying to get more, but these things take time! Grab a few while you can – you will never regret it.

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Marne Valley
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 84% Pinot Meunier and 16% Chardonnay
Winemaker: Régis Poissinet
Farming Method: Certified Organic and Biodynamic
Alcohol: 12%
Pair it with: Roast Chicken with lemon orzo

About the Producer

Since 1820, Ameztoi has been the most respected producer in the region of Getariako Txakolina. They produce both traditional wines in large barrels and they were the inventor of rosé txakolina and one of the first to do méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines in the region. They own 20 hectares of vineyards planted high on the seaside cliffs of the village of Getaria. Ignacio Ameztoi is fifth generation and has played an important role in the development and innovation in Getariako Txakolina over the last 10 years.

Champagne Régis Poissinet Terre d'Irizée Extra Brut NV

$48
$98

Retail

51

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