Benoit Marguet Shaman Grand Cru Blanc NV
80% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay from old vineyards located in Ambonnay classified as 100% Grand Cru. ''18'' refers to 2018 for the base wine (85%) completed by 15% of reserve wine - no dosage - no sulfite.
A nose of roasted apples wafts from the glass, with delicate smoky notes, yeast dough, a lot of chalk underlay. Showing beautiful maturity, with an ingenious field of tension between fresh, chalky-mineral notes and the somewhat wild, oxidative character. Racy on the palate with notes of citrus, green apricot, walnut, sour cherry, and yeast. The acidity is supportive, which makes it a great champagne with food. The finish is carried by a tremendous saltiness, very piquant, almost a slight ginger sharpness to it.