Champagne Philippe Prié Brut Tradition

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalSparkling Blend
VintageN/V
GrapePinot Noir, Chardonnay
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
AppellationChampagne
Alcohol Content12.00%
Hunting for values in Champagne is a challenge, so we looked slightly outside of the box to find this great wine from grower/winemaker Maison Philippe Prie in the far south of the Champagne region. The winery is nearly three centuries old - one of the oldest in the Cote des Bars, a district lauded for its supreme Pinot Noir-based sparklers. This bottling is 80% Pinot, creating impressive presence and structure with flavors of white cherry, blossom, and zesty spice. Sparkling wine from Cote des Bars is trending high right now. Don't miss the chance to find wines like this at a great price!
Philippe Prie Champagne Brut Tradition NV
 
 
By The Beverage Testing Institute
Philippe Prie NV Brut Tradition, Champagne
93 Points
Pair With: Cheese, chicken
Category: Champagne Brut NV
Date Tasted: 7/11/2017
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.00%
Brilliant straw color. Minerally aromas of lemon oil, crushed stones, honey-nut brittle, and beeswax with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and an involved, long Belgian beer, kiwi-lime, and limestone finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A delicately leesy Champagne with striking minerality.
 
By International Wine Report
PHILIPPE PRIÉ Champagne Brut 'Tradition' NV
Points: 92
Drink: 2018-2024
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Editor: J. D'Angelo
Issue: February, 2018
Importer: Serge Dore Selections
Year after year this is a throughly pleasing Champagne from Philippe Prié. This begins with inviting aromas of fresh sliced apples, brioche, lemon zest and hints of white peach all coming together in the glass. It displays lovely focus, with a ton of character. Overall, this is a lovely, accessible Champagne which is drinking beautifully now.
 
 
By Serge Dore Selections
Philippe Prie Brut Tradition
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay

South of the Champagne region in the heart of the Cote des Bar, you will discover this magnificent Champagne. Gorgeous, clean, and crisp, Philippe Prie Brut Tradition is laced with bright white peaches, green apples, flowers, and minerals. Medium in body, it reveals plenty of length and focus, with a crisp and incredibly pure finish, due to the very late inducing of the liquor. Elaborated from 80% Pinot Noir (for robust structure) and 20% Chardonnay (for delicacy and elegance), the grapes come from 30-year-old vines in clay and limestone soils, located in 23 hectares in the Cote des Bar region of southern Champagne.
 
The Cote des Bar marks the transition between the plains of Champagne and the rolling slopes of Burgundy. From the Cote des Blancs, it is some two hours south of Epernay. The largest city near the Cote des Bar and the Aube department is Troyes, once abundant with textile factories, but now perhaps most known for its high-quality andouillette - an aromatic sausage made from pig's intestines. Just south of the Cote des Bar, one finds the small village of Chaource, from which the creamy, buttery, and delicious cow's milk cheese takes its name. Less than an hour southwest lies the northern tip of Burgundy and the town of Chablis.
 
The soil in the Cote des Bar is closer to that of Chablis - Kimmeridgian marl topped by Portlandian limestone - than it is to the vineyards near Epernay and Reims, which is composed mostly of Cretaceous chalk. Unlike in Chablis, however, producers in the Aube specialize in Pinot Noir. Humid Atlantic influences coming from the west and continental influences with higher temperatures are two factors that help Pinot Noir ripen extremely well in the area. In fact, Pinot accounts for almost 90% of vines planted in the region and strongly influences the character of its Champagnes. Nevertheless, the Cote des Bar has diversified terroirs. Specific soil types, local climate conditions, slope, and orientation are extremely varied, producing separate micro-climates. Each vigneron needs to be fully attentive to his own terroir in order to make the most of it.
 
Non-vintage Champagnes consist of a base year in the blend, which represents the majority of the cuvee. To that base, reserve wines from previous vintages are added to develop the house style. In the case of Philippe Prie, the tradition label is based on Pinot Noir and the base year comprises 70 percent of the total blend. The additional 30 percent comes from reserves, generally from three to five different vintages. In 2005, a new winery came into service, equipped with a state of the art wine press with a capacity of nine tons, and a full range of temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks adapted to each parcel of the vineyards. This modern production facility offers complete control over the quality winemaking process. The secret of the consistent quality of Philippe Prie wines lies in careful blending techniques.
 

Imported by Serge Dore Selections

 

 

By Wine Enthusiast
Philippe Prie NV Brut Tradition (Champagne)
Points: 87
Designation: Brut Tradition
Variety: Champagne Blend, Sparkling
Appellation: Champagne, Champagne, France
Winery: Philippe Prie
Alcohol: 12.00%
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Category: Sparkling
Importer: Serge Dore Selections
Date Published: 12/1/2018
By Roger Voss
An immediately drinkable wine, this is crisp and bright with green fruits, apples and final acidity. It has a light mousse and a good lift at the end. Drink now.