The Blanc de Blancs from Hebrart is a staple, and this lower dosage version is the best example that we have tried. We were able to get a bit more of this at this special pre-arrival pricing after selling out so now is the time to grab a few bottles! The lower dosage here added another dimension, uncovering a bit more minerality and purity, building upon a Champagne many of us already knew and loved. Marc Hebrat is always a top stop for excellent bubbles so don't miss it!
Winemaker Jean-Paul Hebrart has decided to recreate some of the Champagnes by changing the dosage from Brut to Extra Brut, a move that has yielded fantastic results that bring out the purity of fruit and minerality. The Chardonnay for this cuvee is sourced from two Grand Cru villages, Oiry and Chouilly, and one premier cru village, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, with an assemblage of 60% 2018, 30% 2017, and 10% 2016 with a 2021 disgorgement. As a result of this slightly drier style, this is one of the best versions of this Cuvee ever to be made, shifting more of the focus to the underlying quality of materials, which many enjoy about grower Champagne. We love the new vineyard-driven character uncovered by the lower dosage, but this Cuvee retains the aspects we all have come to know and love from Marc Hebrart and is still one of the best buys at this level for Blanc de Blancs, and this is a must for fans of the Marc Hebrart.