Champagne Corbon

Corbon Grand Cru Avize Millésimé 2005

AOC Champagne, Champagne, France

100% Chardonnay | 12% ABV


Discover this French Champagne wine made with 100% Chardonnay grapes. Most of Agnès' wines are blends of her vines in the Grand Cru town of Avize with those in the Premier Cru parcels from the Vallée de la Marne. Except for her vintage Champagne, which is made only from Avize Chardonnay. Such a beautiful, succulent Champagne with toasted almonds and brioche but also candied citrus. Notable length.

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This ample 2005 vintage from Champagne Corbon opens with notes of appealing biscuity flavours, toasted pumpkin seeds and sweet, juicy orchard fruits. Its rich palate just offers up layer upon layer. Finishes long and toasty but also fresh.

Service: Serve chilled at 6° to 9°C.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with seafood or fish in cream sauces, mushroom dishes or even roast chicken.

Agnès Corbon is the winemaker. In 2006, after an enriching experience as a packaging engineer and buyer in the food industry, Agnès joined her father to manage the family business, proud to perpetuate a tradition of authenticity, and craftsmanship.

"I often find myself thinking “Il est urgent d’attendre!” which doesn’t really translate that well into English, but in essence, when it comes to Champagne, I remind myself 'It is an emergency to wait!' " says Agnès

The vineyard is located in the Grand Cru village of Avize. Though they own slightly under 6 hectares of vines, only 2.7 are used to produce their own Champagnes.

Avize has “the ideal terroir” for Chardonnay - hundreds of meters of chalk and a reservoir of water and heat, it brings finesse and minerality unmatched to the wines.

On the right bank of the Vallée de La Marne, lies the villages of Vandière, Verneuil, and Vincelles. These villages are located on clay-limestone marls. Historically, Meunier's favorite wines, today Corbon has planted three grape varieties here, Pinot Noir (in Vandières), Chardonnay (in Verneuil), and Meunier (in Vincelles, in Verneuil).

Wine&Earth Full Sustainability Review Pending.

The vineyard's approach to sustainability reflects a blend of respect for tradition and conscious cultivation techniques. Originating from Charles Corbon's early 20th-century establishment, the family's connection to the land has matured into a commitment to responsible viticulture. Their practices focus on the optimal expression of the Chardonnay, Meunier, and Pinot Noir grapes through minimal interventionist techniques. The current generation emphasises environmentally friendly methods such as enhancing deep root growth to reduce water stress and limit herbicide use. They continue a tradition of non-filtering, non-collage, and extended aging of their Champagne, valuing the intrinsic qualities of their terroir. This all reflects an intermediate level of sustainability maturity, where the historical connection to the land and artisanal methods blend with responsible environmental practices.

White | Sparkling | 75cl | 12% ABV

Recognition: Vintage 2000 - CellarTracker: 89pts | Vintage 2002 - CellarTracker: 91pts | Vintage 2004 - CellarTracker: 90pts | Vintage 2008 - Tim Atkin: 95pts | Vintage 2010 - Tim Atkin: 94pts.

Cellaring: Ready to drink now.

Vinification: No malolactic fermentation, fining, filtering, cold- stabilisation is done. It rests on tis yeasts for 8 years before bottling.

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