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2004 Hugues Godme Late Disgorged Grand Cru Vintage Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$115. 00 Bottle
$1380.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Based in the grand cru village of Verzenay, Hugues Godmé tends 40 plots of vines totalling 7.6 hectares in Verzenay and Verzy (grand cru), and Villers Marmery and Villedommange (premier cru). Wine making ticks all the boxes of the new wave of Champagne producers, being certified biodynamic (since 2014), using only native yeasts, no fining or filtration, vinification in wood and ageing on lees, parcel selections, low sulfur, and low dosage levels. With all the extra care and attention that comes with being organic and biodynamic, the resultant wines are extremely well defined examples that express a unique sense of place. Each wine is intense in flavour, tightly coiled, and will age very well.

This Late Disgorged 2004 Grand Cru Vintage is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, and was disgorged with zero dosage in January 2021 after spending a whopping 14 years on lees.

A fine satiny mousse sits atop a pale straw to straw coloured base that shows a touch of gold around the edges. The exceptionally fine bead showing excellent persistence. Powerful aromas of baked bread, yeast lees and brioche engulf the olfactory senses with lightly honeyed cashew and citrus notes ensuing. Rich and concentrated the palate is blessed with mouthfilling flavours of yeast lees, citrus and baked bread which meld into brioche and honeyed hazelnut characters. Full and creamy it finishes with vivid acidity and a long rich, yeasty, hazelnut infused aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc. 12%