Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Passion
Medal : Silver
Score : 86 points
Style : Extra Brut
Gaining one of just six silver medals awarded in 2014’s Champagne Masters for non-vintage under £30, Ployez-Jacquemart should be pleased.
The Champagne is an extra-brut, meaning it is an extremely dry Champagne with less than 6g/l sugar.
However, four years ageing on its lees along has brought the wine a toasty complexity, while 25% reserve wine and a dominant proportion of Pinot Noir has ensured this cuvée has both a slightly honeyed note, along with a core of ripe red and white fruits.
Nevertheless, a bone-dry, slightly chalky finish makes this an extremely refreshing aperitif Champagne.
Ployez-Jacquemart was established in 1930 by a husband and wife team and specializes in Pinot Noir production from its vineyard holdings in Mailly and Ludes.