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Champagne Rémy Massin & Fils Pinot Noir Special Club Extra Brut 2017 Wine - Last Bottle

Champagne Rémy Massin & Fils Pinot Noir Special Club Extra Brut 2017

We featured this on New Year’s Eve 2023 and sold every Last Bubble in record time (with a lot of staff securing bottles for that evening’s frivolities too). New container just arrived straight from Champagne – so whether you're re-stocking or reading about this for the first time…best grab yours quickly!

$60
$110

Retail

45
Flavor Profile: Raspberries, Rainier cherries, rose petals, butter cookies, white grapefruit, lemongrass, berry coulis, and sourdough bread
Time on Lees: 60 months
Disgorgement Date: January 2023
Dosage: 4 g/L
Farming Method: Sustainable Practices

Why We Love It...

Special Club Champagnes definitely float my boat; in my opinion, it’s the greatest value in all of Champagne, with a vinous, uniquely complex deliciousness to boot! That tippy-top tier that only the best Grower Champagnes can achieve – part peer review, part expert analysis, all blind, with analysis of the initial base wine, and, three years in, the follow-up on the sparkling. Only a handful of cuvées each year make the cut, and currently, only 24 producers can claim membership in the elite “Club de Tresors”. Remy Massin has been a member for many years now, and this 2017 pinot noir is a winner! 95 points and a simply incredible price!

While many of Champagne’s fabulous producer estates are centuries old, Remy Massin et Fils has only been in the Grower Champagne game since 1974. The estate has been passed down through the family since 1865, however, and they’ve been growing and selling grapes for over a century. This beautiful property in Ville-sur-Arce, in the heart of the Côte des Bar comprises 22 hectares of pinot noir, pinot blanc and chardonnay vines. Burgundy’s Chablis region is so nearby that you can almost throw a stone there – where it’d likely fall on the very same kimmeridgian soil that makes Chablis so revered. For Champagne – this soil is loved dearly for its influence on pinot noir – the dominant grape of the region. Remy Massin also champions the forgotten varieties, as a locally rare pinot blanc is one of their varieties and used to make a different Special Club we’ve offered on occasion. But we’re focusing on their fabulous Special Club pinot today.

This 2017 is just as luscious as you’d imagine. Awash with power and depth, a wine that pulses with ripe raspberries, Rainier cherries, rose petals, butter cookies, white grapefruit, lemongrass, berry coulis, and sourdough bread. The richness of the (relatively) warmer climate is evident in the full-bodied characters on the palate, but a focused and fine acidity provides excellent length and a pristinely clean and fresh finish. The wine ages for five years on the lees, and is finished with a disgorgement of an extra brut-worthy 4 g/liter dosage. It’s one of my favorite pinot noir Champagnes ever, and one of the greatest prices for a fantastic Special Club Champagne I’ve ever seen! Trust me, you WANT this in your collection. This doesn’t come around often, but when it does, I’m always first in line to snap up a few. And you can be sure it will fly every bit as quickly as last time, so do not delay! 

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Cote des Bar
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Cedric Massin
Farming Method: Sustainable Practices
Alcohol: 12%
Pair it with: A smorgasbord of Tea sandwiches – cucumber, egg salad, roast beef, curry chicken

About the Producer

Champagne Rémy Massin et fils comes as a result of a passion passed on through the generations in Ville-sur-Arce, in the area called Cote des Bar. Rémy created the brand Champagne Rémy Massin et fils in 1974. He was joined by his children Sylvère, who studied viticulture oenology, and Florence, who took charge of the administrative part of the business, the export and the shipment management. Now being run by the fifth generation, respectful of the land inherited from their ancestors, in the pursuit of excellence to create a hand-crafted premium Champagne. Their vineyards accounts for about 22 hectares : 75% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Blanc. The average age of the vines is 30 years old. The soils are mainly composed of limestone and clay, inserted in Kimmeridgian geological structure like those as in Chablis vineyards. Champagne Rémy Massin et fils is working for a sustainable viticulture with a conscious investment in the maintenance of ecological relationships so the vineyard is growing in a balanced natural environment.

Champagne Rémy Massin & Fils Pinot Noir Special Club Extra Brut 2017

$60
$110

Retail

45

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