A union of two Champagne houses, Champagne Marguet was formed around 1875, Champagne Bonnerave Frères was founded in 1905. In 2005 the Marguet-Bonnerave house became Champagne Marguet Père et Fils. Fifth generation Benoît Marguet handles his family’s vines with great dexterity, some of which are farmed biodynamically. The vineyards are scattered but the grapes come primarily from premier and grand cru villages, namely Ambonnay, Bouzy and Mailly on the Côte des Noirs. In addition to using grapes from his own vineyards, Benoît also buys in grapes from like-minded producers from other highly esteemed villages such as Verzy, Mareuil sur Ay, Cumières and Rilly la Montagne. The addition of grapes from these different crus brings extra complexity to the assemblage. Farmed organically and where possible biodynamically, in keeping with the tenants of biodynamism, work in the vineyard and winery is carried out according to the lunar cycle wherever possible.
Excellent creamy salmon mousse. Very fine persistent bead. The base wine is a little deeper than expected, but vibrant, with vitality. Deep salmon plum pink colour with plum hues. Superb bouquet of winter strawberry, yeast lees and ripe strawberry. The palate reflects the bouquet, delightfully creamy texture with flavours of winter and summer strawberry over a yeasty background. Perfect balance. Clean acid finish.