The Cult Meunier:
Prévost Les Béguines Extra Brut (2020)

Posted by Joe Salamone

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

There are no Champagnes that we want to drink more than Prévost's. 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

With the exception of Selosse, there is no grower Champagne that is more sought after than Prévost. 

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.

The 2020 is a gorgeous example of Les Béguines. It offers up a fair amount of yellow fruits with a shocking amount of energy, refinement, and clarity. The wine's mineral expression is simply profound - you get earthy and saline notes with a talc-like grip. 

There's no point belaboring this any further. Most of you are already well aware of Prevost's greatness. I should warn you that this parcel is modest. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits


NV Prevost Champagne La Closerie les Beguines Extra Brut (2020)

750 ml

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