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Jerome Prevost La Closerie ‘Les Béguines’ LC18

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Jérôme Prévost is a micro grower producer based in the picture- perfect village of Gueux, on the edge of the Mountain de Reims or what the locals call la Petite Mountain. Here, in the north west of Champagne, he grows a tiny quantity of remarkable, age worthy Pinot Meunier from a single, two hectare plot of forty year old vines. His wines have garnered a cult following across the globe and are sold strictly on allocation.

The wines of Jérôme Prévost are as complex and as intriguing as the man himself. So how to sum them up in a few words? Tasting notes are useless as the wines shift, turn and evolve. Even when you open bottles of the same vintage (at different points in time) the wines are often very different. What we can say in general terms is that they are dry, vinous, aromatic, floral, spicy wines with huge energy, drive and longevity. They are textured yet very tightly wound. They are wildly complex, never boring, and they are great with food. They also benefit enormously from time (1-5 years) in the cellar.

Tasting Notes

95 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The NV Extra Brut Les Béguines LC 18 is a wine of immense charm and generosity of spirit. Mingling aromas of walnuts, fenugreek, pear, yellow orchard fruit, licorice, white flowers and buttery pastry with evocations of peach and apricot, it’s full-bodied, fleshy and voluptuous, with a broad and textural attack that segues into an ample, enveloping core, concluding with a sapid finish. “These were the nicest grapes I’ve ever seen when assessed simply as fruit,” Prévost remarks, contrasting the 2018 crop with the smaller berries and thicker skins of, for instance, 2015 “which were great grapes from which to make wine.”

Jerome Prevost La Closerie ‘Les Béguines’ LC18