Michel Mailliard

L’Oger Grand Cru Vintage Brut – 2007

Region: France - Champagne

Michel Mailliard

Vertus, the village in Champagne’s famous Côte des Blancs, has been the home of the Mailliard family for four generations. Although the wine tradition is the thread of the family history, and while the first official references date back to 1894, the real founder of the House is Alexis Mailliard, born more than a century ago. Today, the third and fourth generations, Michel and Gregory respectively, take care of the 23 hectare (55 acre) family vineyard.

 

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

A single vineyard, estate Grand Cru Champagne, 94 ha in the heart of the village of Oger.

  • Michel Mailliard vineyards are in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, the wine area that stretches over some 20 km to the south, south-east from Epernay.
  • Area named after the color of Chardonnay, the grape planted on some 95% of the soil. Champagnes made with Chardonnay are called Blanc de Blancs.
  • If, according to the experts, the Côte des Blancs gives way to the best champagnes, this is largely due to its soil, as it lays on a chalk outcrop, unlike other parts of the vineyard where the chalk is more deeply buried.
  • Soils are calcareous and chalk
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested from single plot in Oger
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • No malolactic fermentation
  • Began bottling March 2008
  • Aged on lees at least a year
Winemaker's Notes

One-of-a-kind, single Grand Cru plot champagne,  incredibly surprising for its finesse and character. Temperamental and distinguished. Darker yellow with golden reflections, fine bubbles. A nose full of expression. There is a purity of expression, roundness, suppleness on the palate. Aromas of yellow flowers and rapeseed, acacia honey and marc-de-champagne.

A Champagne to be savored, ideal with friends, at all times. Can accompany rich dishes like creamy French cheeses.

Technical Information
  • 100% Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru (Chardonnay)
  • Dosage: 5.6 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 4.95 g/l

General Info

Country France
Region Champagne
Appellation(s) Côte des Blancs
Proprietors Michel Mailliard
Founded 1894
Winemaker Michel & Gregory Mailliard (father & son)
Annual Production 3,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable