Joli Vin imports
Vineyards: Le Mont Benoit
Orientation: East facing exposure
Average age of vines: 55 years
Principal soil type: Clay & limestone over chalk
Brochet’s entire production comes from this single, east-facing hillside parcel, the oldest vines of which were planted by massale sélection in 1962. All three of the principal Champagne varietals are planted here but for this vintage Champagne, Brochet uses only the Chardonnay from the oldest vines at the top of the slope.
As with the 2006, there’s a subtle, stony minerality that permeates the whole wine from beginning to end,
adding to the overall impression of finesse, elegance and grace, and the aromas persist with vibrant, energetic
tension and outstanding length.
— Peter Liem
Le Mont BenoitIntensely aromatic and displaying a honeyed, chenin-like quality with white floral and ripe, yellow orchard fruit dominating the nose.
Haut ChardonnayThere’s a subtle, stony minerality that permeates the whole wine from beginning to end, adding to the overall impression of finesse, elegance and grace…
Les Hauts MeunierPlenty of deliciously ripe fruit here, enlivened by vibrant acidity, but in the end, this wine is really driven by its expression of place…