Domaine Francis Orban Extra Brut NV

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Domaine Francis Orban Extra Brut NV

Domaine Francis Orban Extra Brut NV

$65.00 Sale Save
Variety - Pinot Meunier
Country - France

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From a very early age, Francis Orban knew he’d follow in the family
tradition of tending Pinot Meunier vines on the sandy, clay-rich soils of
the Marne Valley. Too long seen as “just” a blending grape in other
Champagne regions, Meunier has pride of place here. Nearly 90% of
Francis’ vineyards are dedicated to this singular grape, as it is in the
Marne where Pinot Meunier reaches its full potential. Above all, when
allowed to shine as a single-varietal Champagne, Meunier delivers a
vinous wine full of fresh fruit and lightly spiced with notes of vanilla
and pepper. Full-bodied, vivacious and pure, it is a Champagne for true
gourmands, who appreciate its flexibility at the table.


WINERY: Domaine Francis Orban
WINEMAKERS: Francis Orban
ESTABLISHED: 1929
REGION: FRANCE • Champagne • Leuvrigny
APPELLATION: Champagne AOC
BLEND: 100% Pinot Meunier
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards total 18 acres, facing south, in and around the
villages of Leuvrigny and Sainte-Gemme. Soils are rich in sand and clay, a
mix that suits Pinot Meunier vines well and explains why the Marne is the
centerpoint of Meunier production.
AGE OF VINES: 30-40 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Pressed directly; fermented on indigenous
yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Malolactic conversion
allowed. 50% reserve wine added. Dosage 3 grams/L.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of orchard fruit, light herbs, brioche,
pepper. Fruity and juicy, with ripe citrus and apple flavors. Vibrant and very
long.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: As an aperitif; with sushi or other fresh seafood;
dishes with cream sauce; white meat; very flexible at the table