Brilliance in the Côte des Blancs:
2013 Agrapart Minéral

Posted by Ian McFadden

Pascal Agrapart’s Champagnes are some of the most terroir expressive wines being made today.

For us, 2013 in Champagne is a truly exciting vintage that will likely be considered a great one in due time.

It's not a showy vintage. Instead, the vintage delivered wines of finesse, subtlety, and incredible purity. The Côte des Blancs was particularly successful.

Agrapart's Minéral is one of the most riveting expressions of Chardonnay to be found. It's a bottle that more than lives up to its name. It is sourced from two prime lieux-dits with 40-year-old vines grown on the hard, white chalk in Avize and Cramant. Minéral offers up a blazing, focused, chalky tension. In 2013, this signature is on bold display.

Agrapart is one of my favorite producers in all of Champagne, and they knocked it out of the park with their 2013. Simply put, this is a killer vintage of Minéral. Before closing, I should mention that this is a really modest parcel. Please give us your ideal order and we'll do our best. 

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Special Bottle Price: $124.95
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2013 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Minéral is powerful, ample and generous. All of the natural richness of 2013 comes through in this striking, layered exquisitely beautiful Champagne that melds together the essence of top sites in Avize (Les Champboutons) and Cramant (Les Bionnes). Dried citrus, lemon oil, almond and savory herbs add striking shades of nuance throughout, but what is most remarkable about the Minéral is the interplay of textural richness and energy. A Champagne of total seduction, the 2013 simply has it all"