Unlike most prestige cuvées, 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 between 50-60% 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 5g/l and disgorgement is carried out by hand. These standards (like the viticulture) are far higher than pretty much all of the so called ‘prestige cuvees’, making this wine a bargain. Emblematic of the lacy depth and purity that Pascal Agrapart’s vineyard and cellar work channels into all his wines, this is a wonderfully textured, pulpy and vibrant study of Côtes des Blancs terroir. It is also utterly delicious!