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Wine of the Week: Ployez-Jacquemart Passion NV

December 30th, 2013


Not to be cliché and only speak about Champagne at New Year’s, but we are! Ring in the New Year with golden, classy flutes filled with Ployez-Jacquemart’s Passion NV.

This cuvée was created to be rich and elegant. Pale gold in colour, it is a floral wine with lightly toasted notes.  On the nose you will find mineral scents along with lemon, orange zest, jasmine, very complex, but not overly heavy.  On the palate, citrus and orchard fruit flavors, slightly honeyed at the finish offering excellent balance.  The wine is deep, full-bodied, with brisk acids and a very refined mousse. This impressive glass of bubbly is fresh and impeccably dry.

Passion is made up of Grand Cru and Premier Cru grapes picked in the 2004 harvest (55% pinot noir, 5% pinot meunier, 40% Chardonnay).  To add structure, about 1/3rd of  the wine is matured in oak barrels.  To create further complexity, Ployez-Jacquemart adds 25% of older wines.  The champagne is then cellared for at least 4 years aging sur-lees, then it is disgorged and toped off with an ultra low dosage.