Region: Oger, Champagne, France
Soils: Chalk + Kimmeridgian
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel vats.
Aging: 6 years on the lees.
Fining or Filtering: Disgorged
Dosage: 7 g/l
Notes from the Importer: In the mid-1990’s, tipped off by the deliciousness of the Chardonnay fruit grown from the walled vineyard inside their family home, Delphine convinced her father to give her a shot at making a Champagne cuvée from this special spot. The spot is at the back of their house, in the famous village, Oger, a place that is home to some of the most gifted Chardonnay vineyards in all of Champagne.
Despite her father’s skepticism about it being “special,” she pushed forward and with the 1997 vintage gave the world a new cuvée, “Clos Cazals.” Sadly, before getting a good look at what was on the horizon for this special wine, her father, Claude, passed away. Boy, if he could see what has transpired since that first vintage! Delphine moved forward, continuing the planting of this gifted site, which now encompasses 3.7 hectares (just over 9 acres.) The wines that are in bottle now serve as an insider’s preview of what will likely come to pass: the entrance of a serious new top contender in Champagne.