"I continue to think this is one of Prévost's finest releases of the decade"
Prevost Beguines Extra Brut NV (2019)

Posted by Joe Salamone

Jérôme Prévost is one of the greatest growers in all of Champagne.

It's clear that we're not alone. Every time we offer Prévost, there's a rush of orders followed by a steady stream of people coming back for more.

photo of bottle of Prevost Beguines Extra Brut NV

We've told Prévost's story many times, but it's extraordinary enough to repeat once more.  The tale begins with a 21-year-old who inherited his grandmother's 2.2 hectares of Meunier (the ugly stepchild of Champagne grapes) in an obscure corner in the northwest of Montagne de Reims.

For over 10 years he simply sold off the grapes. In 1998, his friend Anselme Selosse convinced him to start making his own wines. Things took off quickly from there. By 2006, his wines had captured the world's attention. Finding them today, in any quantity, has become incredibly difficult.

Prévost's vines are in Gueux. Here you will find unique soils. Champagne's famous chalky soils are buried deep underneath a mix of sand and calcareous clay, laden with sea fossils. Judging from Prévost's wines, something really special happens to Meunier here.

As William Kelley's note above makes clear, the 2019 is stunning. It is an incredibly clear and resonate example of Beguines. There's really impressive finesse and complexity. 

As always with Prévost, our parcel is modest. I encourage you to place your orders early.

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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William Kelley, The Wine Advocate: "The NV Extra Brut Les Béguines LC 19 showed brilliantly once again, bursting with aromas of orange rind, orchard fruit, red berries and peach, mingled with notions of walnuts and marzipan, as well as telltale hints of warm spices and fenugreek. Full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's deep and complete, with huge reserves of fruit and structure, enlivened by a pillowy mousse. Concluding with a long, sapid finish, I continue to think this is one of Prévost's finest releases of the decade. In style, it's reminiscent of a somewhat riper version of the 2012.."