Terroirs is produced from only great sites and is 100% Grand Cru. The fruit comes from four villages in the Côte des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Oger and Oiry. The vines average 40 years of age, and Agrapart uses around 40-50% reserve wine. After a natural fermentation, half of the wine is matured in large-format, neutral oak and then spends up to 48 months on lees. Dosage is limited to 5 g/L and disgorgement is carried out by hand.
These standards (like the viticulture) are far higher than any Grande Marque prestige cuvée, making this wine an undeniable bargain. Emblematic of the lacy depth and purity that Pascal Agrapart channels into all his wines, it is a wonderfully textured, pulpy and vibrant study of the Côte des Blancs. It is also utterly delicious.
The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is positively brilliant. Citrus, white flowers, crushed rocks and mint are all finely sketched in this super-expressive Champagne from Agrapart. Readers who want to get a sense of what the Agrapart Champagnes are all about without investing in some of the higher-end bottlings will want to check out the Terroirs. Weightless and chiseled in the glass, with pedigree to burn, the Terroirs is flat-out stunning, not to mention a fabulous wine in its peer group. The Terroirs is sourced from parcels in Avize, Oger, Cramand and Oiry. 94 points, Antonio Galloni – Vinous, November 2018