Lilbert-Fils Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Cramant, 2015
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Since 1995 this has been made entirely from grapes raised in the hamlet of Cramant. The primary source is a parcel on the lower northeast side of the village named Les Buissons, where the Lilbert vines--all nine rows of them--were planted in 1936. The second source is a higher east-facing parcel in Les Moyens on the other side of Cramant, specifically the northwest side and beginning at the village's edge. Les Moyens straddles a ridge and half faces east, half west, both of which are oddities on this side of Cramant where most vines face either north or south across the road that crosses the Cramant pass and dips down into a valley en route to Cuis. Les Buissons gives powerfully rich fruit that is lifted nicely by the taut fruit of Les Moyens, which makes up around a quarter of the blend.
The dosage is 3-4 g/l. The wine is made only in good years production averages 165 cases of 750 ml plus 1,000 bottles of magnums.