Prévost Beguines Extra Brut NV (2014)

Posted by Joe Salamone

At age 21, Prevost inherited his grandmother's 2.2 hectares of Meunier vines in an obscure corner of France.

In seemingly no-time, Prevost gained a cult following and finding his wine became an adventure.

At this point, there's little left to be said about Prevost.

He's able to turn out magical expressions of Pinot Meunier. No one working with the grape is able to turn out Champagnes as vividly elegant, precise or with a similar level of tensile minerality.

In Prevost's area of Gueux, which is in the northwest of Montagne de Reims, you find unique soils. Here, Champagne's famous chalky soils are buried deep under a mix of sand and calcareous clay, laden with sea fossils. Judging from Prevost's wines, something really special happens to Meunier here.

Stated simply, we're big fans of the 2014. We love the impression of completeness that it already displays. There's a beautiful energy and clarity of expression. There's an amazing textural presence of minerality, a talc-like grip.

I'm not going belabor this. If you're receiving this email, chances are that you're well aware of how good and how limited Prevost is. I'll just close by saying that the 2014 is a not-to-be-missed vintage of Prevost.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

Prévost Beguines Extra Brut NV (2014)

Peter Liem, "Like the 2013, this is unusually accessible for a young Prévost champagne, showing a subtly nuanced fragrance and ripe, energetic depth of fruit. It contrasts its gentle breadth on the palate with a stony, calcareous minerality, persisting with outstanding length and detail on the finish, and despite its youthful expressiveness, it appears capable of developing for at least another decade."